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



    BrE BrE//ˈremədi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈremədi//
    (pl. remedies) Medication
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  1. 1a way of dealing with or improving an unpleasant or difficult situation synonym solution remedy (for something) There is no simple remedy for unemployment. remedy (to something) There are a number of possible remedies to this problem.
  2. 2a treatment or medicine to cure a disease or reduce pain that is not very serious a herbal remedy remedy for something an excellent home remedy for sore throats See related entries: Medication
  3. 3remedy (against something) (law) a way of dealing with a problem, using the processes of the law synonym redress Holding copyright provides the only legal remedy against unauthorized copying. What’s my remedy in law in this case?
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Anglo-Norman French remedie, from Latin remedium, from re- ‘back’ (also expressing intensive force) + mederi ‘heal’.Extra examples Ginger is a popular remedy for morning sickness. He took a herbal remedy for his hay fever. One dose of the remedy is sufficient. She tried various remedies, but none of them worked. The Act created rights and remedies for consumers. The agreement states that he has a remedy against the subcontractor. The player insists that he merely took a cold remedy and not a banned substance. The remedies are all prepared from wild flowers. The remedy was given in different strengths to a group of volunteers. There’s no easy remedy for unemployment. They advised him to exhaust all other remedies before applying to court. They will have to seek a judicial remedy for breach of contract. They’re hoping to find a remedy for the condition. When the reservoir becomes blocked, the only remedy lies in cleaning the entire system. You have a remedy in civil law. Your best remedy is to go to the small claims court. remedies afforded to creditors by a bankruptcy order remedies for breach of contract I prefer to use herbal remedies when I have a cold. The best home remedy for a sore throat is honey and lemon.
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