WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
rem•e•dy /ˈrɛmɪdi/USA pronunciation
n., pl. -dies,v., -died, -dy•ing.
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.
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remedy /ˈrɛmɪdɪ/ n ( pl -dies)
- usually followed by for or against: any drug or agent that cures a disease or controls its symptoms
- 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
- the legally permitted variation from the standard weight or quality of coins; tolerance
Etymology: 13th Century: from Anglo-Norman remedie, from Latin remedium a cure, from remedērī to heal again, from re- + medērī to heal; see medicalremediable /rɪˈmiːdɪəbəl/ adj reˈmediably adv ˈremediless adj
- to relieve or cure (a disease, illness, etc) by or as if by a remedy
- to put to rights (a fault, error, etc); correct
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