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Meaning of REMEDY

Pronunciation:  'remidee

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    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.