noun (plural remedies)
- 1A medicine or treatment for a disease or injury: herbal remedies for aches and painsMore example sentences
- Folk remedies and herbal treatments also are common.
- Once estrogen replacement is prescribed, a medical practitioner calibrates the remedy.
- In addition, the family employed traditional remedies and treatment strategies of which the physicians were unaware.
- 1.1A means of counteracting or eliminating something undesirable: shopping became a remedy for personal problemsMore example sentences
- As a remedy for the undesirable effects of interventionism they ask for still more interventionism.
- I think that's a bad remedy for a very, very severe problem.
- The remedy for the problem was a sound system that involves Holly's teacher wearing a headset with a microphone so her words are amplified through a large speaker.
- 1.2A means of legal reparation: the doctrine took away their only remedy against merchants who refused to honor their contractsMore example sentences
- Thus, the fact that the estate would have a remedy against a negligent solicitor does not necessarily preclude a claim by the disappointed beneficiary.
- Criminal libel is the only remedy against this worthless organisation who simply seek publicity for themselves.
- It is said that the claimants had viable alternative remedies by way of judicial review.
verb (remedies, remedying, remedied)[with object] Back to top
- Set right (an undesirable situation): by the time a problem becomes patently obvious, it may be almost too late to remedy itMore example sentences
- These initiatives will do nothing towards remedying the situation.
- In order to determine how to remedy this situation, I conducted an informal poll with a couple of the skateboarding kids in my apartment's parking lot.
- But even if I had coffee, would it really remedy my situation?
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- I embraced two hundred people beset by a remediless disappearance.
- That's why Milton says ‘the situation seemed remediless.’
- There are at least three very important safeguards for the patient, which in no way renders him remediless and without protection in a human rights context.
Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French remedie, from Latin remedium, from re- 'back' (also expressing intensive force) + mederi 'heal'.