An"ti*dote, v. t. 1. To
counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or taking an
Nor could Alexander himself . . . antidote . . . the
poisonous draught, when it had once got into his veins.
2. To fortify or preserve by an antidote.
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.