antidote /ˈantɪdəʊt/


I. noun

1. a medicine taken or given to counteract a particular poison.

there is no known antidote to the poison of the pufferfish.
2. something that counteracts an unpleasant feeling or situation

laughter is a good antidote to stress.
II. derivatives


– origin late Middle English: via Latin, from Greek antidoton, neuter of antidotos ‘given against’, from anti- ‘against’ + didonai ‘give’.

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