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Meaning of remedy

rem•e•dy

Pronunciation: (rem'i-dē), [key]
— n., pl. v., -dies, -died, -dy•ing.
—n.
  1. something that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder; a healing medicine, application, or treatment.
  2. something that corrects or removes an evil of any kind.
  3. legal redress; the legal means of enforcing a right or redressing a wrong.
  4. a certain allowance at the mint for deviation from the standard weight and fineness of coins; tolerance.
—v.t.
  1. to cure, relieve, or heal.
  2. to restore to the natural or proper condition; put right: to remedy a matter.
  3. to counteract or remove: to remedy an evil.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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