An antidote is a remedy that relieves. So if you get headaches from long bus rides, it's best to travel equipped with the key pain alleviating antidotes: Tylenol, lots of water and soothing music.
- Pronunciation: /'æntɪdot/
- English description: a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison
- Synonyms: counterpoison
- Chinese Translation: 解药(jie3 yao4)
- Spanish Translation: el antídoto
- ORIGIN: A noun that comes all the way to us from the ancient Greek wordantidoton, which means “given as a remedy,” an antidote counteracts or relieves the negative effects of something. You can find antidotes to poison, anxiety, sadness or even a bad day. People tend to think of medicinal cures when they hear the wordantidote, but things like meditation, sleep, green tea, exercise or a good hug can all have positive, antidotal affects.
- But unlike other blood-thinning medications, there was no antidote to stop the drug’s effect.
- But unlike some other blood-thinning medications, there was previously no antidote to stop the drug’s effect.
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