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An"ti*dote (ăn"tĭ*d&ō;t), n. [L. antidotum, Gr. 'anti`doton (sc. fa`rmakon), fr. 'anti`dotos given against; 'anti` against + dido`nai to give: cf. F. antidote. See Dose, n.] 1. A remedy to counteract the effects of poison, or of anything noxious taken into the stomach; -- used with against, for, or to; as, an antidote against, for, or to, poison.
2. Whatever tends to prevent mischievous effects, or to counteract evil which something else might produce.
An"ti*dote, v. t. 1. To counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or taking an antidote.
Nor could Alexander himself . . . antidote . . . the poisonous draught, when it had once got into his veins. South.
2. To fortify or preserve by an antidote.