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English definition of “antidote”

antidote

noun [C]    /ˈænt·ɪˌdoʊt/
a chemical , esp . a drug , that acts against the bad effects of a poison to limit the harm it can do: an antidote for snake venom fig. An antidote is also a way of preventing or acting against something bad : Exercise can be an antidote to depression .
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