Hypertext Webster Gateway: "remedy"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Remedy \Rem"e*dy\ (r?m"?-d?), n.; pl. {Remedies} (-d?z). [L.
remedium; pref. re- re- + mederi to heal, to cure: cf. F.
rem[`e]de remedy, rem['e]dier to remedy. See {Medical}.]
1. That which relieves or cures a disease; any medicine or
application which puts an end to disease and restores
health; -- with for; as, a remedy for the gout.

2. That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; a
corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; -- followed
by for or against, formerly by to.

What may else be remedy or cure To evils which our
own misdeeds have wrought, He will instruct us.

3. (Law) The legal means to recover a right, or to obtain
redress for a wrong.

{Civil remedy}. See under {Civil}.

{Remedy of the mint} (Coinage), a small allowed deviation
from the legal standard of weight and fineness; -- called
also {tolerance}.

Syn: Cure; restorative; counteraction; reparation; redress;
relief; aid; help; assistance.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Remedy \Rem"e*dy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Remedied} (-d?d); p. pr.
& vb. n. {Remedying}.] [L. remediare, remediari: cf. F.
rem?dier. See {Remedy}, n.]
To apply a remedy to; to relieve; to cure; to heal; to
repair; to redress; to correct; to counteract.

I will remedy this gear ere long. --Shak.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil [syn: {redress},
2: a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
[syn: {curative}, {cure}]
v 1: set straight or right [syn: {rectify}, {amend}]
2: provide relief for [syn: {relieve}]

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