Definition of antidote noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈæntidəʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæntidoʊt//
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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 Mediterranean cruise was the perfect antidote to a long cold winter.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: via Latin, from Greek antidoton, neuter of antidotos ‘given against’, from anti- ‘against’ + didonai ‘give’.Extra examples I think that stricter punishment is the best antidote for crime. Quinine is a natural antidote for this fever. The doctor administered an antidote. The resort offers the perfect antidote to the pressures of modern life. We do not have an effective antidote to this poison. There is no known antidote to the poison produced by this fish.
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