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Antidote meaning

antidote - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Antidotal.
  2. 2. Whatever tends to prevent mischievous effects, or to counteract evil which something else might produce.
  3. 3. To counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or taking an antidote.
  4. 4. To fortify or preserve by an antidote.
  5. 5. A remedy to counteract the effects of poison, or of anything noxious taken into the stomach; - used with against, for, or to; as, an antidote against, for, or to, poison.
  6. 6. A medicine which counteracts the effects of poison or disease; that which annuls, counteracts, or tends to prevent evil; a remedy.
  7. 7. A remedy, esp. for poison.

antidote - examples of usage

  1. Alcohol is as great a delusion and fraud in snake- bite as in everything else; instead of being an antidote, it increases the poisoning by its depressing effect on the heart. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
  2. It is true, this suggestion has been made as an antidote to greed rather than for the happiness of the business man. - "Civics and Health", William H. Allen.
  3. There is no better antidote or cure for the poisonous grumbling disposition than the following, which has been for many years a pet sermonette of the writer: Be pleasant in the morning until ten o'clock, the rest of the day will take care of itself. - "Dollars and Sense", Col. Wm. C. Hunter.
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