Pronunciation: (an'ti-dōt"), [key]
—n., v., -dot•ed, -dot•ing.
1. a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etc.
2. something that prevents or counteracts injurious or unwanted effects: Good jobs are the best antidote to teenage crime.
to counteract with an antidote: Medication was given to antidote the poison the child had swallowed.
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