WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
rem•e•dy /ˈrɛmɪdi/USA pronunciation  n., pl.  -dies,v.,  -died, -dy•ing.

n. [countable]
  1. something, 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. to cure or relieve:to remedy an illness.
  2. to restore to the proper condition; put right:to remedy a problem.


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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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