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remedy (medication)

Definition:

a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Related to:

remedial

Plural:

remedies

Type of:

medicine » drug » agent » causal agent

Part of:

treatment

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

curative | cure | therapeutic | therapeutical | therap. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

Anglo-French remedie, Old French remede, from Latin remedium "a cure, remedy,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of remedy...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

curative | sanative [less common] | curatively [adverb, derived]

able or tending to cure | anything able to heal or cure (11 of 486 words, 2 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Wikipedia:

Curative [disambiguation]

may refer to: Curative care, also called curative medicine, health care traditionally oriented towards seeking a cure for an existent disease or medical condition | Curative petition, a legal petition specific to the India justice system that is a... (38 of 121 words, 3 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Curative

Merriam-Webster:

curative | medicinal [synonym] | healing [synonym] | officinal [synonym] | remedial [synonym] | restorative [synonym] | therapeutic [synonym] | curatively [adverb, related] | healthful [similar] | ...

relating to or used in the cure of diseases; tending to cure (12 of 101 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

curative | curatively [derived]

able to cure disease | a curative medicine or agent. (9 of 57 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/curative

American Heritage Dictionary:

curative | curatively [adverb, related] | curativeness [noun, related]

Serving or tending to cure. | Of or relating to the cure of disease. | Something that cures; a remedy. (18 of 52 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/curative

New World Dictionary:

curative

of or for the curing of disease | curing, tending to cure, or having the power to cure | a thing that cures; remedy (22 of 47 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/curative

Macmillan British Dictionary:

curative [formal] | curatives [plural]

used for curing an illness (5 of 32 words, pronunciation)

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

Cambridge Dictionary:

curative

able to cure or cause to get better (8 of 24 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/curative

Random House Dictionary:

curative

serving to cure or heal; pertaining to curing or remedial treatment; remedial. | a curative agent; remedy. (16 of 22 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/curative

Wiktionary:

curative

Possessing the ability to cure, to heal or treat illness. (10 of 11 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/curative

Britannica Encyclopedia:

therapeutics [medicine]

treatment and care of a patient for the purpose of both preventing and combating disease or alleviating pain or injury. The term comes from the Greek ... (26 of 1288 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/591185​/therapeutics

Columbia Encyclopedia:

medicine

the science and art of treating and preventing disease. (9 of 11 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0832483​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

curative | curatives [plural] | curatively [adverb, derived] | curativeness [noun, derived]

able to restore health | a substance or treatment that can restore health (12 of 34 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601961​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

remedy

First use: early 13th century

Origin: Anglo-French remedie, Old French remede, from Latin remedium "a cure, remedy, medicine" from re-, intensive prefix (or ... (20 of 34 etymology words)

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

New World Dictionary:

remedy | remedies [plural] | remedied [past tense] | remedying [present participle]

Origin: Middle English remedie from Anglo-French from Old French remede from Latin remedium from re-, again + mederi, to heal, akin to medicus: see "medical"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/remedy

Collins Dictionary:

remedy | remedies [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Anglo-Norman remedie, from Latin remedium a cure, from remedērī to heal again, from re- + medērī to heal; see medical

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

Wiktionary:

remedy | remedies [plural] | remedied [past tense] | remedying [present participle]

Origin: Middle English remedie, from Old French *remedie, remede, from Latin remedium ("a remedy, cure"), from re- ("again") + mederi ("to heal").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/remedy

American Heritage Dictionary:

remedy | remedies [plural] | remedied [past tense] | remedying [present participle]

Origin: Middle English remedie, from Old French, from Latin remedium: re-, re- + medērī, to heal; see med- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/remedy

Oxford Dictionary:

remedy | remedies [plural] | remedied [past tense] | remedying [present participle]

Origin: Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French remedie, from Latin remedium, from re- "back" (also expressing intensive force) + mederi "heal"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/remedy

Merriam-Webster:

remedy [entry 1, noun] | remedies [plural]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English remedie, from Anglo-French, from Latin remedium, from re- + mederi to heal

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

Encarta Dictionary:

remedy | remedies [plural] | remedied [past tense] | remedying [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Anglo-Norman remedie from Latin remedium "medicine"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861700355​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

remedy | remedies [plural] | remedied [past tense] | remedying [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "remedy"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/remedy

Collins Dictionary:

remedy | remedies [plural]

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "remedy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "remedy"

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

Macmillan British Dictionary:

remedy [countable] | remedies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "remedy"

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

remedy [transitive, verb] | remedied [past tense] | remedying [present participle] | remedies [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "remedy"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

remedy [countable] | remedies [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "remedy"

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

remedy [transitive, verb] | remedied [past tense] | remedying [present participle] | remedies [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "remedy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/remedy 12

Cambridge Dictionary:

remedy [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "remedy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "remedy"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/remedy 1

the Free Dictionary:

remedy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "remedy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "remedy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "remedy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/remedy

Google Dictionary:

remedy | remedies [plural] | remedied [past tense] | remedying [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "remedy"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

remedy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "remedy"

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

YourDictionary Audio:

remedy

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

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