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REMEDY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does remedy mean? 

REMEDY (noun)
  The noun REMEDY has 2 senses:

1. act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
2. a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

  Familiarity information: REMEDY used as a noun is rare.


REMEDY (verb)
  The verb REMEDY has 2 senses:

1. set straight or right
2. provide relief for

  Familiarity information: REMEDY used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REMEDY (noun)


Sense 1remedy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

remediation; remedy; redress

Hypernyms ("remedy" is a kind of...):

correction; rectification (the act of offering an improvement to replace a mistake; setting right)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "remedy"):

salve (anything that remedies or heals or soothes)


Sense 2remedy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

curative; cure; therapeutic; remedy

Hypernyms ("remedy" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "remedy"):

catholicon; cure-all; nostrum; panacea (hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists)

alleviant; alleviator; palliative (remedy that alleviates pain without curing)

balm; ointment; salve; unction; unguent (semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation)

magic bullet (a remedy (drug or therapy or preventive) that cures or prevents a disease)

application; lotion (liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin)

lenitive (remedy that eases pain and discomfort)

emetic; nauseant; vomit; vomitive (a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting)

antidote; counterpoison (a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison)

acoustic (a remedy for hearing loss or deafness)

preventative; preventive; prophylactic (remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease)

Holonyms ("remedy" is a part of...):

treatment (care by procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)


REMEDY (verb)


Sense 1remedy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Set straight or right

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

remediate; remedy; amend; rectify; repair

Context examples:

remedy these deficiencies / rectify the inequities in salaries / repair an oversight

Hypernyms (to "remedy" is one way to...):

correct; rectify; right (make right or correct)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2remedy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide relief for

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

remedy; relieve

Context example:

remedy his illness

Hypernyms (to "remedy" is one way to...):

care for; treat (provide treatment for)

Domain category:

medicine; practice of medicine (the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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