remedy has definitions from the fields of medicine,pharmacology
1
[ verb ] set straight or right

Examples

"remedy these deficiencies" "rectify the inequities in salaries" "repair an oversight"

Used in print

(The Atlanta Constitution...)

It urged that the city `` take steps to remedy '' this problem .

2
[ noun ] act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil

Synonyms

remediation redress

Used in print

(Peter J. White, "Report on Laos"...)

A traditional Lao explanation is that the moon was being swallowed by a toad , and the remedy was to make all possible noise , ideally with firearms .

(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)

Strindberg 's remedy for this condition was to tear_down the old structures and build anew from the ground up .

Related terms

correction salve rectify

3
[ noun ] (medicine,pharmacology) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

Synonyms

cure curative

Used in print

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

As a result , most people do n't have more than a vague idea what folklore actually is ; they see it as a potpourri of charming , moral legends and patriotic anecdotes , with a superstition or remedy thrown_in here_and_there .

4
[ verb ] provide relief for

Synonyms

relieve

Examples

"remedy his illness"

Related terms

treat medicine

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