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counterpoison

Definition:

a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

counterpoisons

Type of:

remedy » medicine » drug » agent

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

antidote

Etymology:

counter- + poison
(Source: Wiktionary)  [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

Wiktionary:

counterpoison | counterpoisons [plural]

A poison used against another poison, serving as an antidote. (10 of 11 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/counterpoison

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

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

Wiktionary:

counterpoison

Origin: counter- + poison

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/counterpoison

poison | poisons [plural] | poisoned [past tense] | poisoning [present participle]

Origin: Old French poison, from Latin pōtio, pōtiōnis, from pōtō. See also potion and potable.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/poison

Online Etymology:

poison

First use: early 13th century

Origin: "a deadly potion", from Old French puison (12th century) "a drink", later "a potion, poisonous drink" (14th century), from Latin ... (23 of 149 etymology words)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

poison | poisoned

Origin: Middle English (denoting a harmful medicinal draught): from Old French poison "magic potion", from Latin potio(n-) "potion", related to ... (19 of 22 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/poison

Collins Dictionary:

poison

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old French puison potion, from Latin pōtiō a drink, esp a poisonous one, from pōtāre to drink

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

American Heritage Dictionary:

poison | poisoned [past tense] | poisoning [present participle] | poisons [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pōtiō, pōtiōn-, drink; see pōi- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/poison

New World Dictionary:

poison

Origin: Old French from Latin potio, "potion"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/poison

Merriam-Webster:

poison [entry 1, noun]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French poisun drink, potion, poison, from Latin potion-, potio drink

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

Encarta Dictionary:

poison | poisons [plural] | poisoned [past tense] | poisoning [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French from Latin potion- from potare "to drink"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861738298​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

counterpoison

Audio: British English pronunciation of "counterpoison"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/counterpoison

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