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antidotal

Definition:

counteracting the effects of a poison

Class:

pertaining adjective (relational/pertainym)

Derived from:

antidote

Comparative:

more antidotal

Superlative:

most antidotal

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

from Latin antidotum, from Greek antidoton something given as a countermeasure,...
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

antidotal | antidote | remedy [synonym, sense-specific]

[medicine] acting as an antidote | [medicine] a drug or agent that counteracts or neutralizes the effects of a poison | anything that counteracts or ... (23 of 292 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/antidotal

American Heritage Dictionary:

antidote | antidoted [past tense] | antidoting [present participle] | antidotes [3rd-person singular present] | antidotal [adjective, related] | antidotally [adverb, related]

A remedy or other agent used to neutralize or counteract the effects of a poison. | An agent that relieves or counteracts | To relieve or counteract ... (25 of 121 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antidote

Oxford Dictionary:

antidote | antidotal [derived]

a medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison | something that counteracts an unpleasant feeling or situation (18 of 90 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/antidote

New World Dictionary:

antidote | antidotal [adjective, related]

a remedy to counteract a poison | anything that works against an evil or unwanted condition (15 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antidote

Merriam-Webster:

antidotal | antidotally [adverb, related]

of, relating to, or acting as an antidote (8 of 22 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/antidotal

Random House Dictionary:

alexipharmic [medicine] | antidotal [synonym, sense-specific] | prophylactic [synonym, sense-specific]

warding off poisoning or infection; antidotal; prophylactic. | an alexipharmic agent, especially an internal antidote. (14 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/alexipharmic

Wiktionary:

antidotal

Relating to an antidote. (4 of 5 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/antidotal

Wikipedia:

Antidote

a substance which can counteract a form of poisoning. The term ultimately derives from the Greek αντιδιδοναι antididonai, "given against". The antidotes for some particular toxins are manufactured by injecting the toxin into an animal in... (36 of 1054 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Antidote

Antidote (disambiguation)

a substance which can counteract a form of poisoning. Antidote may also refer to: Antidote (band), punk band from the Netherlands formed in 1996 | Antidote (Buddhism), mental state which counteracts another mental state | Antidote Films, New York ... (37 of 284 words, 23 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Antidote (disambiguation)

Britannica Encyclopedia:

antidote [chemical agent]

Remedy to counteract the effects of a poison or toxin. Administered by mouth, intravenously, or sometimes on the skin, it may work by directly ... (24 of 90 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/668739​/antidote

Macmillan British Dictionary:

antidote [countable] | antidotes [plural]

a substance that prevents a poison from having bad effects | something that helps to improve the effects of something bad or negative (22 of 63 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/antidote

Cambridge Dictionary:

antidote

a chemical, especially a drug, which limits the effects of a poison | a way of preventing or acting against something bad (21 of 46 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/antidote

Encarta Dictionary:

antidote | antidotes [plural]

a substance that counteracts the effects of a toxin | something that will take away or reduce the bad effects of something unpleasant or undesirable (24 of 66 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861585968​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Collins Dictionary:

antidotal | antidote

First use: 15th century

Origin: from Latin antidotum, from Greek antidoton something given as a countermeasure, from anti- + didonai to give

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/antidotal

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Antidotal

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Antidotal"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/Antidotal

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

antidotal

Audio: North American pronunciation of "antidotal"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=antido​01 word=antidotal

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