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rem•e•dy /ˈrɛmɪdi/USA pronunciation
n., pl. -dies, v., -died, -dy•ing. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
v. [~ + object]
- 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.
- Medicineto cure or relieve:to remedy an illness.
- to restore to the proper condition; put right:to remedy a problem.
(rem′i dē), n., pl. -dies, v., -died, -dy•ing.
- Medicinesomething that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder;
a healing medicine, application, or treatment.
- something that corrects or removes an evil of any kind.
- Law[Law.]legal redress;
the legal means of enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
- Currency[Coinage.]a certain allowance at the mint for deviation from the standard weight and fineness of coins;
- Medicineto cure, relieve, or heal.
- to restore to the natural or proper condition;
put right:to remedy a matter.
- to counteract or remove:to remedy an evil.
1 . cure, restorative, specific, medicament, medication. 2 . corrective, antidote. 5 . See cure. 6 . repair, correct, redress, renew.
5 . worsen.
- 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 (
- (noun, nominal) Middle English remedie 1175–1225
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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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