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English noun: remedy

1. remedy (act) act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil


Synonymsredress, remediation


Broader (hypernym)correction, rectification


Narrower (hyponym)salve

2. remedy (artifact) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain


Synonymscurative, cure, therapeutic


Broader (hypernym)medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine


Narrower (hyponym)acoustic, alleviant, alleviator, antidote, application, balm, catholicon, counterpoison, cure-all, emetic, lenitive, lotion, magic bullet, nauseant, nostrum, ointment, palliative, panacea, preventative, preventive, prophylactic, salve, unction, unguent, vomit, vomitive


Part meronymintervention, treatment


English verb: remedy

1. remedy (change) set straight or right


SamplesRemedy these deficiencies.
Rectify the inequities in salaries.
Repair an oversight.


Synonymsamend, rectify, remediate, repair


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)correct, rectify, right

2. remedy (body) provide relief for


SamplesRemedy his illness.


Synonymsrelieve


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)care for, treat


Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine









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