antidote Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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antidotenoun [C]

uk   /ˈæn.ti.dəʊt/  us   /-t̬i.doʊt/
a ​chemical, ​especially a ​drug, that ​limits the ​effects of a ​poison: Sales of ​nervegas antidotes ​increaseddramatically before the ​war. a way of ​preventing or ​acting against something ​bad: Regular ​exercise is the ​best antidote totiredness and ​depression.
(Definition of antidote from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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antidotenoun [C]

 us   /ˈænt·ɪˌdoʊt/
a ​chemical, esp. a ​drug, that ​acts against the ​badeffects of a ​poison to ​limit the ​harm it can do: an antidote for ​snakevenom fig. An antidote is also a way of ​preventing or ​acting against something ​bad: Exercise can be an antidote to ​depression.
(Definition of antidote from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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