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antidote noun

1 against poison/disease

ADJ. effective | natural

VERB + ANTIDOTE administer, give The doctor administered an antidote.

PREP. ~ for Quinine is a natural antidote for this fever. | ~ to We do not have an effective antidote to this poison.

2 thing that takes away the effects of sth unpleasant

ADJ. effective, good, perfect, powerful

VERB + ANTIDOTE act as, serve as | offer, provide The resort offers the perfect antidote to the pressures of modern life.

PREP. ~ for I think that stricter punishment is the best antidote for crime. | ~ to Creative activity serves as an effective antidote to depression.