WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
rem•e•dy /ˈrɛmɪdi/USA pronunciation n., pl. -dies,v., -died, -dy•ing.

n. [countable]
  • Medicinesomething, as a medicine, that cures or relieves a disease or anything wrong with the body.
  • something that corrects or removes an evil, error, or undesirable condition.

  • v. [+ object]
  • Medicineto cure or relieve:to remedy an illness.
  • to restore to the proper condition; put right:to remedy a problem.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    remedy /ˈrɛmɪdɪ/ n ( pl -dies)
    1. usually followed by for or against: any drug or agent that cures a disease or controls its symptoms
    2. usually followed by for or against: anything that serves to put a fault to rights, cure defects, improve conditions, etc: a remedy for industrial disputes
    3. the legally permitted variation from the standard weight or quality of coins; tolerance
    vb (transitive)
    1. to relieve or cure (a disease, illness, etc) by or as if by a remedy
    2. to put to rights (a fault, error, etc); correct
    Etymology: 13th Century: from Anglo-Norman remedie, from Latin remedium a cure, from remedērī to heal again, from re- + medērī to heal; see medical

    remediable /rɪˈmiːdɪəbəl/ adj reˈmediably adv ˈremediless adj



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