Rem"e*dy (r?m"?-d?), n.; pl.
Remedies (-d?z). [L. remedium; pref. re-
re- + mederi to heal, to cure: cf. F. remède
remedy, remédier 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
2. That which corrects or counteracts an evil
of any kind; a corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; --
followed by for or against, formerly by
What may else be remedy or cure Milton.
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.
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.