Definition of


  1. (noun, act) act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
  2. (noun, artifact) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
  3. (verb, body) provide relief for
  4. (verb, change) set straight or right
    rectify the inequities in salaries
    repair an oversight

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Origin of the word Remedy

  1. early 13c., from Anglo-Fr. remedie, O.Fr. remede, from L. remedium "a cure, remedy, medicine" from re-, intensive prefix (or perhaps lit., "again"), + mederi "to heal" (see medical). The verb is attested from early 15c. more

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