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  1. an·ti·dote
    IPA[ˈan(t)iˌdōt]
  2. noun

    • 1. a medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison:

      there is no known antidote to the poison of the pufferfish
      Synonym : antitoxin, antiserum, cure, remedy, neutralizer, neutralizing agent, counteragent, mithridate, antivenin, antivenene, theriac
    • 2. something that counteracts or neutralizes an unpleasant feeling or situation:

      laughter is a good antidote to stress
      Synonym : remedy, cure, corrective, nostrum, countermeasure, counteragent, solution
    • 3. (in homeopathy) a substance that cancels or opposes the effect of a remedy.

    verb

    • 1. counteract or cancel with an antidote:

      What remedy will antidote henbane?
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: antidote, plural noun: antidotes

    • v.: verb: antidote, 3rd person present: antidotes, gerund or present participle: antidoting, past tense: antidoted, past participle: antidoted

    • noun

      a medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison:

      something that counteracts an unpleasant feeling or situation:

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