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antidote


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antidote  \An"ti*dote\,  n.  [L.  antidotum  Gr  ?  (sc.  ?),  fr  ? 
  given  against;  ?  against  +  ?  to  give:  cf  F.  antidote.  See 
  {Dose},  n.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  Whatever  tends  to  prevent  mischievous  effects,  or  to 
  counteract  evil  which  something  else  might  produce. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Antidote  \An"ti*dote\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  counteract  or  prevent  the  effects  of  by  giving  or 
  taking  an  antidote. 
 
  Nor  could  Alexander  himself  .  .  .  antidote  .  .  .  the 
  poisonous  draught,  when  it  had  once  got  into  his 
  veins.  --South. 
 
  2.  To  fortify  or  preserve  by  an  antidote. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  antidote 
  n  :  stops  or  controls  the  effects  of  a  poison  [syn:  {counterpoison}] 




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