Definition of Antidote

1. Noun. A remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison.

Exact synonyms: Counterpoison
Specialized synonyms: Atropine, Obidoxime Chloride
Generic synonyms: Curative, Cure, Remedy, Therapeutic



Definition of Antidote

1. n. A remedy to counteract the effects of poison, or of anything noxious taken into the stomach; -- used with against, for, or to; as, an antidote against, for, or to, poison.

2. v. t. To counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or taking an antidote.

Definition of Antidote

1. Noun. A remedy to counteract the effects of poison ''(often followed by "against," "for," or "to")''. ¹

2. Noun. Something that counteracts or prevents something harmful. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To counteract as an antidote. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antidote

1. to counteract the effects of a poison with a remedy [v -DOTED, -DOTING, -DOTES]

Medical Definition of Antidote

1. A remedy for counteracting a poison. Origin: L. Antidotum (18 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antidote

antidivision
antidoctor
antidocumentaries
antidocumentary
antidog
antidogmatic
antidopaminergic
antidoping
antidora
antidoron
antidot
antidotal
antidotally
antidotaries
antidotary
antidote (current term)
antidoted
antidotes
antidotical
antidoting
antidots
antidown
antidraft
antidrilling
antidrink
antidrinking
antidromic
antidromically
antidromous
antidrought

Literary usage of Antidote

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1870)
"MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE AND TOXICOLOGY. 76. Chloral a* an antidote to ... was an antidote to chloral. Two rabbits were then taken, each weighing about three ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1876)
"This formula, containing peroxide of iron, extempo- rai'ily prepared, of magnesia hydrate and of animal carbon, is a satisfactory antidote in a great number ..."

3. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"43 The various receipts for the preparation of this Mithridate or antidote differ very widely ; and, indeed, the probability is, as Dr. Heberden says, ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1885)
"antidote for Resorcin.—It having been remarked that in resorcin poisoning the arteries were ... After casting about in several directions for an antidote ..."

5. A Handy Book of Curious Information: Comprising Strange Happenings in the by William Shepard Walsh (1913)
"The Greek word theriac, " of the viper," was given first to a sweetmeat so made, then to any antidote against poison, and finally to any syrup. ..."

6. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1816)
"An antidote AGA-INST POISON : Composed of some Remarks upon the PAPER printed by the Direction of the Lady Russell, and mentioned to have been delivered by ..."

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