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Meaning of REMEDY

Pronunciation:  'remidee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
  2. [n]  a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  3. [v]  provide relief for; "remedy his illness"
  4. [v]  set straight or right; "remedy these deficiencies"; "rectify the inequities in salaries"; "repair an oversight"
 

REMEDY is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: amend, curative, cure, rectify, redress, relieve, remediate, remediation, repair
 
 See Also: acoustic, alleviant, alleviator, antidote, application, balm, care for, correct, correction, counterpoison, cure-all, emetic, lenitive, lotion, magic bullet, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, nauseant, nostrum, ointment, palliative, panacea, preventative, preventive, prophylactic, rectification, right, salve, salve, treat, treatment, unction, unguent, vomit, vomitive

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Rem"e*dy\ (r?m"?-d?), n.; pl. {Remedies} (-d?z). [L.
    remedium; pref. re- re- + mederi to heal, to cure: cf. F.
    rem[`e]de remedy, rem['e]dier to remedy. See {Medical}.]
    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. (Law) The legal means to recover a right, or to obtain
       redress for a wrong.
    
    {Civil remedy}. See under {Civil}.
    
    {Remedy of the mint} (Coinage), a small allowed deviation
       from the legal standard of weight and fineness; -- called
       also {tolerance}.
    
    Syn: Cure; restorative; counteraction; reparation; redress;
         relief; aid; help; assistance.
    
    
  2. \Rem"e*dy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Remedied} (-d?d); p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Remedying}.] [L. remediare, remediari: cf. F.
    rem?dier. See {Remedy}, n.]
    To apply a remedy to; to relieve; to cure; to heal; to
    repair; to redress; to correct; to counteract.
    
          I will remedy this gear ere long.        --Shak.
    
    
 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: Legal or judicial means by which a right or privilege is enforced or the violation of a right or privilege is prevented, redressed, or compensated.
 

 

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