remedy


remedy
rem|e|dy1 W3 [ˈremıdi] n plural remedies
[Date: 1200-1300; : Anglo-French; Origin: remedie, from Latin remedium, from mederi 'to heal']
1.) a way of dealing with a problem or making a bad situation better
The problems in our schools do not have a simple remedy.
remedy for
The program is one remedy for discrimination.
2.) a medicine to cure an illness or pain that is not very serious
= ↑cure
cold/cough remedy
remedy for
a remedy for colds
herbal/natural remedy
a natural remedy that helps insomnia
a home remedy (=one that you make at home) for sore throats
The herb is used as a folk remedy (=a traditional medicine, rather than one a doctor gives you) for a baby's teething pains.
3.) beyond/without remedy
formal if a situation is beyond remedy, nothing can be done to make it better
She felt as if her marital problems were beyond remedy.
remedy 2
remedy2 past tense and past participle remedied present participle remedying third person singular remedies
v [T]
to deal with a problem or improve a bad situation
= put right
To remedy the situation, the water must be chemically treated.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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