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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.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)care for, treat

Domain categorymedicine, practice of medicine

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