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(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 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.

(Definition of “antidote” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)