antidote

antidote
noun Etymology: Middle English antidot, from Latin antidotum, from Greek antidotos, from feminine of antidotos given as an antidote, from antididonai to give as an antidote, from anti- + didonai to give — more at date Date: 15th century 1. a remedy to counteract the effects of poison 2. something that relieves, prevents, or counteracts <
an antidote to the mechanization of our society
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antidote transitive verb

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  • antidote — [ ɑ̃tidɔt ] n. m. • XIIe; lat. d o. gr. antidotum 1 ♦ Contrepoison. Le lait est l antidote du phosphore. 2 ♦ Fig. Remède contre un mal moral. Un antidote à l ennui. ⇒ dérivatif. « d excellents antidotes contre la mélancolie » (Montesquieu). ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • antidote — ANTIDOTE. s. m. Contrepoison, remède pour se garantir de la peste, de l effet du poison, du venin. Bon, puissant, grand, excellent antidote. Antidote spécifique. La thériaque est un antidote contre la peste, contre la piqûre des serpens. Prendre… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Antidote — An ti*dote, v. t. 1. To counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or taking an antidote. [1913 Webster] Nor could Alexander himself . . . antidote . . . the poisonous draught, when it had once got into his veins. South. [1913 Webster] 2. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antidote — ANTIDOTE. s. m. Contrepoison, remede pour se garantir de l effet du poison, ou du venin. Bon, puissant, grand, specifique, excellent antidote. la theriaque est un antidote contre la peste, contre la piqueure des serpents. prendre de l antidote …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Antidote — An ti*dote ([a^]n t[i^]*d[=o]t), n. [L. antidotum, Gr. anti doton (sc. fa rmakon), fr. anti dotos given against; anti against + dido nai to give: cf. F. antidote. See {Dose}, n.] 1. A remedy to counteract the effects of poison, or of anything… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antidoté — antidoté, ée (an ti do té, tée) adj. Pourvu d antidote. •   Nous instruisant par gracieux préceptes Et par sermons de joie antidotés, J. B. ROUSS. Épît. III, 1, à Marot.. HISTORIQUE    XVIe s. •   Les fanfreluches antidotées, trouvées en un… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • antidote — ► NOUN 1) a medicine taken to counteract a poison. 2) something that counteracts an unpleasant feeling or situation: laughter is a good antidote to stress. ORIGIN Greek antidoton, from anti against + didonai give …   English terms dictionary

  • antidote — [an′tə dōt΄] n. [ME & OFr antidote < L antidotum < Gr antidoton < anti , against + dotos, given < didonai, to give: see DATE1] 1. a remedy to counteract a poison 2. anything that works against an evil or unwanted condition antidotal… …   English World dictionary

  • antidote — index cure, remedy (that which corrects) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Antidote —   [griechisch], Singular Antidot das, (e)s, Gegenmittel, Substanzen, die die Wirkung von Giften dadurch aufheben, dass sie diese Stoffe binden oder an der Bindung am Gewebe hindern, die Giftausscheidung beschleunigen oder Gegenreaktionen des… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • antidote — (n.) remedy counteracting poison, 1510s (earlier in English as a Latin word), from M.Fr. antidot and directly from L. antidotum a remedy against poison, from Gk. antidoton given as a remedy, lit. given against, verbal adjective of antididonai… …   Etymology dictionary

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