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ˈæn tɪˌdoʊtan·ti·dote

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. antidote, counterpoisonnoun

    a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison

Wiktionary

  1. antidotenoun

    A remedy to counteract the effects of poison (often followed by "against," "for," or "to").

    She reached the hospital in time to receive the antidote for the snake venom.

    Etymology: From antidotum, from ἀντίδοτον, neuter of ἀντίδοτος, from ἀντιδίδωμι, from ἀντί + δίδωμι. Compare French antidote.

  2. antidotenoun

    Something that counteracts or prevents something harmful.

    We need an antidote for this misinformation.

    Etymology: From antidotum, from ἀντίδοτον, neuter of ἀντίδοτος, from ἀντιδίδωμι, from ἀντί + δίδωμι. Compare French antidote.

  3. antidoteverb

    To counteract as an antidote.

    Etymology: From antidotum, from ἀντίδοτον, neuter of ἀντίδοτος, from ἀντιδίδωμι, from ἀντί + δίδωμι. Compare French antidote.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Antidotenoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. antidotum, Gr. 'anti`doton (sc. fa`rmakon), fr. 'anti`dotos given against; 'anti` against + dido`nai to give: cf. F. antidote. See Dose, n.]

  2. Antidotenoun

    whatever tends to prevent mischievous effects, or to counteract evil which something else might produce

    Etymology: [L. antidotum, Gr. 'anti`doton (sc. fa`rmakon), fr. 'anti`dotos given against; 'anti` against + dido`nai to give: cf. F. antidote. See Dose, n.]

  3. Antidoteverb

    to counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or taking an antidote

    Etymology: [L. antidotum, Gr. 'anti`doton (sc. fa`rmakon), fr. 'anti`dotos given against; 'anti` against + dido`nai to give: cf. F. antidote. See Dose, n.]

  4. Antidoteverb

    to fortify or preserve by an antidote

    Etymology: [L. antidotum, Gr. 'anti`doton (sc. fa`rmakon), fr. 'anti`dotos given against; 'anti` against + dido`nai to give: cf. F. antidote. See Dose, n.]

Freebase

  1. Antidote

    An antidote is a substance which can counteract a form of poisoning. The term ultimately derives from the Greek αντιδιδοναι antididonai, "given against". The antidotes for some particular toxins are manufactured by injecting the toxin into an animal in small doses and extracting the resulting antibodies from the host animals' blood. This results in an antivenom that can be used to counteract poison produced by certain species of snakes, spiders, and other venomous animals. A number of venoms lack a viable antivenom, and a bite or sting from an animal producing such a toxin often results in death. Some animal venoms, especially those produced by arthropods are only potentially lethal when they provoke allergic reactions and induce anaphylactic shock; as such, there is no "antidote" for these venoms because it is not a form of poisoning and anaphylactic shock can be treated. Some other toxins have no known antidote. For example, the poison aconitine, a highly poisonous alkaloid derived from various aconite species has no antidote, and as a result is often fatal if it enters the human body in sufficient quantities.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Antidote

    an′ti-dōt, n. that which is given against anything that would produce bad effects: a counter-poison: (fig.) anything that prevents evil (with against, for, to).—adj. An′tidotal. [Gr. antidotosanti, against, didōmi, to give.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of antidote in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of antidote in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of antidote in a Sentence

  1. John Herschel Glenn, Jr.:

    Humans always have fear of an unknown situation -- this is normal. The important thing is what we do about it. If fear is permitted to become a paralyzing thing that interferes with proper action, then it is harmful. The best antidote to fear is to know all we can about a situation.

  2. Mary Beth Sodus:

    Mindful eating is an antidote to cravings, but you have to practice when they're mild.

  3. Amishi Jha:

    It's the antidote to mind wandering, it's paying attention to our present moment experience without editorializing or reacting to it.

  4. David Paskin:

    We're going to be providing the antidote, we believe, to what Donald Trump is espousing.

  5. Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine:

    What we learned from the last 18 months is... this thing has been going up and down cycles... and deliberation is the antidote to unnecessary escalation.

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