Definition of Remedy

1. Noun. Act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil.

Exact synonyms: Redress, Remediation
Generic synonyms: Correction, Rectification
Specialized synonyms: Salve
Derivative terms: Redress, Remediate, Remedial

2. Verb. Set straight or right. "Repair an oversight"
Exact synonyms: Amend, Rectify, Remediate, Repair
Generic synonyms: Correct, Rectify, Right
Derivative terms: Amendable, Rectification, Rectifier, Remediation, Reparation

3. Noun. A medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain.

4. Verb. Provide relief for. "Remedy his illness"
Exact synonyms: Relieve
Category relationships: Medicine, Practice Of Medicine
Generic synonyms: Care For, Treat

Definition of Remedy

1. n. That which relieves or cures a disease; any medicine or application which puts an end to disease and restores health; -- with for; as, a remedy for the gout.

2. v. t. To apply a remedy to; to relieve; to cure; to heal; to repair; to redress; to correct; to counteract.

Definition of Remedy

1. Noun. Something that corrects or counteracts. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) The legal means to recover a right or to prevent or obtain redress for a wrong. ¹

3. Noun. A medicine, application, or treatment that relieves or cures a disease. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To provide or serve as a remedy for. ¹

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Definition of Remedy

1. to relieve or cure [v -DIED, -DYING, -DIES]

Medical Definition of Remedy

1. 1. That which relieves or cures a disease; any medicine or application which puts an end to disease and restores health; with for; as, a remedy for the gout. 2. That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; a corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; followed by for or against, formerly by to. "What may else be remedy or cure To evils which our own misdeeds have wrought, He will instruct us." (Milton) 3. The legal means to recover a right, or to obtain redress for a wrong. Civil remedy. See Civil. Remedy of the mint, a small allowed deviation from the legal standard of weight and fineness; called also tolerance. Synonym: Cure, restorative, counteraction, reparation, redress, relief, aid, help, assistance. Origin: L. Remedium; pref. Re- re- + mederi to heal, to cure: cf. F. Remede remedy, remedier to remedy. See Medical. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Remedy

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Literary usage of Remedy

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1. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"The next paper on the program is "Wine as a remedy for the Evil of Intemperance. ... Then, what is the remedy for the removal of drunkenness? ..."

2. Annotated Cases, American and English: Containing the Important Cases by Harry Noyes Greene, William Mark McKinney (1917)
"e!f as Professor H. Samuels, and said remedy was known and advertised by him under the name of 'Prof. H. Samuels Systematic remedy,' and that, ..."

3. Manual of Serum Diagnosis: Deep Breathing and a Complete System for by Bernarr Macfadden, Otto Rostoski (1904)
"HOW TO remedy CONSTIPATION. NATURAL METHODS ONLY METHODS THAT CAN RELIEVE ... Is there a rapid remedy ? This depends upon the severity of the case. ..."

4. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Gardiner Hammond (1890)
"24. as in a case -where no adequate remedy was already provided. ... (44) The lessee had no other remedy against the ejector but in damages, page 200. ..."

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