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antidote

Definition:

a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Derivative:

antidotal

Plural:

antidotes

Type of:

remedy » medicine » drug » agent

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

counterpoison

Etymology:

"remedy counteracting poison", 1510s (earlier in English as a Latin word), from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

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)

Collins Dictionary:

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

[medicine] a drug or agent that counteracts or neutralizes the effects of a poison | anything that counteracts or relieves a harmful or unwanted ... (23 of 488 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

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

Merriam-Webster:

antidote | cure [synonym, sense-specific] | corrective [synonym, sense-specific] | curative [synonym, sense-specific] | rectifier [synonym, sense-specific] | remedy [synonym, sense-specific] | therapeutic [synonym, sense-specific] | therapy [synonym, sense-specific] | cure-all [similar, sense-specific] | ...

a remedy to counteract the effects of poison | something that relieves, prevents, or counteracts (14 of 121 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

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

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

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

Random House Dictionary:

antidote | antidoted [past tense] | antidoting [present participle]

a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etc. | something that prevents or counteracts injurious or unwanted ... (21 of 59 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/antidote

Wiktionary:

antidote | antidoted [past tense] | antidoting [present participle] | antidotes [3rd-person singular present]

A remedy to counteract the effects of poison (often followed by "against," "for," or "to"). | Something that counteracts or prevents something harmful. | [transitive] To counteract as an antidote. (28 of 50 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/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

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

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 references

Online Etymology:

antidote

Origin: "remedy counteracting poison", 1510s (earlier in English as a Latin word), from Middle French antidot and directly from Latin antidotum ... (20 of 61 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=antidote

Wiktionary:

antidote | antidoted [past tense] | antidoting [present participle] | antidotes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin antidotum, from Ancient Greek ἀντίδοτον (antidoton), neuter of ἀντίδοτος (antidotos, "given as a remedy for"), from ἀντιδίδωμι (antididōmi, "I give in return,... (23 of 35 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/antidote

Merriam-Webster:

antidote

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English antidot, from Latin antidotum, from Greek antidotos, from feminine of antidotos given as an antidote, from ... (20 of 31 etymology words)

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

antidote | antidoted [past tense] | antidoting [present participle] | antidotes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Latin antidotum, from Greek antidoton, from antididonai, antido-, to give as a remedy against: ... (17 of 27 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antidote

New World Dictionary:

antidote

Origin: Middle English and Old French antidote from Latin antidotum from Greek antidoton from anti-, against + dotos, given from didonai, to give: see "date"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antidote

Collins Dictionary:

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​/antidote

Oxford Dictionary:

antidote

Origin: late Middle English: via Latin, from Greek antidoton, neuter of antidotos "given against", from anti- "against" + didonai "give"

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

Encarta Dictionary:

antidote | antidotes [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Latin from Greek antidoton from antididonai "give against" from didonai "give"

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

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

antidote

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "antidote"

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

antidote [countable] | antidotes [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "antidote"

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

Macmillan American Dictionary:

antidote [countable] | antidotes [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "antidote"

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

antidote

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "antidote"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "antidote"

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

the Free Dictionary:

antidote

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "antidote"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "antidote" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/antidote

Google Dictionary:

antidote | antidotes [plural] | antidoted [past tense] | antidoting [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "antidote"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

antidote

Audio: North American pronunciation of "antidote"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=antido​03 word=antidote

YourDictionary Audio:

antidote

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "antidote" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/antidote

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