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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [an-ti-doht]
    • /ˈæn tɪˌdoʊt/
    • /ˈæn.tɪ.dəʊtl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [an-ti-doht]
    • /ˈæn tɪˌdoʊt/

Definitions of antidotal word

  • noun antidotal a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etc. 1
  • noun antidotal something that prevents or counteracts injurious or unwanted effects: Good jobs are the best antidote to teenage crime. 1
  • verb with object antidotal to counteract with an antidote: Medication was given to antidote the poison the child had swallowed. 1
  • noun antidotal Relating to an antidote. 1
  • adjective antidotal Relating to or being an antidote. 0

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Origin of antidotal

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English (< Middle French) < Latin antidotum < Greek antídoton something given against (i.e., for counteracting), equivalent to anti- anti- + dotón neuter of dotós given, verbid of didónai to give; akin to datum

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Parts of speech for Antidotal


antidotal popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 90% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

antidotal usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for antidotal

adj antidotal

  • curative — Something that has curative properties can cure people's illnesses.
  • remedial — affording remedy; tending to remedy something.
  • punitive — serving for, concerned with, or inflicting punishment: punitive laws; punitive action.
  • disciplinary — of, for, or constituting discipline; enforcing or administering discipline: disciplinary action.
  • therapeutic — of or relating to the treating or curing of disease; curative.

adjective antidotal

  • healing — curing or curative; prescribed or helping to heal.

Antonyms for antidotal

adj antidotal

  • harmful — causing or capable of causing harm; injurious: a harmful idea; a harmful habit.
  • injurious — harmful, hurtful, or detrimental, as in effect: injurious eating habits.
  • damaging — causing or capable of causing damages; harmful; injurious.
  • hurtful — causing hurt or injury; injurious; harmful.
  • hurting — to cause bodily injury to; injure: He was badly hurt in the accident.

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