WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
rem•e•dy /ˈrɛmɪdi/USA pronunciation   n., pl.  -dies, v.,  -died, -dy•ing. 
n. [countable]
  1. Medicinesomething, as a medicine, that cures or relieves a disease or anything wrong with the body.
  2. something that corrects or removes an evil, error, or undesirable condition.

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

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
rem•e•dy  (remi dē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -dies, v.,  -died, -dy•ing. 
n. 
  1. Medicinesomething that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder;
    a healing medicine, application, or treatment.
  2. something that corrects or removes an evil of any kind.
  3. Lawlegal redress;
    the legal means of enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
  4. Currency[Coinage.]a certain allowance at the mint for deviation from the standard weight and fineness of coins;
    tolerance.

v.t. 
  1. Medicineto cure, relieve, or heal.
  2. to restore to the natural or proper condition;
    put right:to remedy a matter.
  3. to counteract or remove:to remedy an evil.
  • Latin remediāre, derivative of remedium
  • Middle French remedier)
  • Latin remedium, equivalent. to re- re- + med(ērī) to heal, assuage, remedy (compare medical) + -ium -ium; (verb, verbal) late Middle English remedien (
  • Anglo-French
  • (noun, nominal) Middle English remedie 1175–1225
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged cure, restorative, specific, medicament, medication.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged corrective, antidote.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  cure. 
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged repair, correct, redress, renew.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged worsen.


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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