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Definition of antidote noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1antidote (to something) a substance that controls the effects of a poison or disease There is no known antidote to the poison.
  2. 2antidote (to something) anything that takes away the effects of something unpleasant A Caribbean cruise was the perfect antidote to a long cold winter.
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