remedy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v remedy provide relief for "remedy his illness"
    • v remedy set straight or right "remedy these deficiencies","rectify the inequities in salaries","repair an oversight"
    • n remedy act of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
    • n remedy a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mummy powder was once thought to be a cure for all remedies. English men used to carry the powder with them in a tiny bag wherever they went
    • Remedy That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; a corrective; a counteractive; reparation; cure; -- followed by for or against, formerly by to. "What may else be remedy or cure
      To evils which our own misdeeds have wrought,
      He will instruct us."
    • Remedy 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 gout.
    • Remedy (Law) The legal means to recover a right, or to obtain redress for a wrong.
    • v. t Remedy 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Beethoven used to take hay baths to remedy the swelling he used to get in his legs
    • n remedy That which cures a disease; any medicine or application or process which promotes restoration to health or alleviates the effects of disease: with for before the name of a disease.
    • n remedy That which corrects or counteracts an evil of any kind; relief; redress; reparation.
    • n remedy In law, the means given for obtaining through a court of justice any right or compensation or redress for a wrong.
    • n remedy In coining, a certain allowance at the mint for deviation from the standard weight and fineness of coins: same as allowance, 7.
    • n remedy A course of action to bring about a certain result.
    • n remedy Synonyms and Cure, restorative, specific, antidote, corrective.
    • remedy To cure; heal: as, to remedy a disease.
    • remedy To repair or remove something evil from; restore to a natural or proper condition.
    • remedy To remove or counteract, as something evil; redress.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The phrase "sleep tight" originated when mattresses were set upon ropes woven through the bed frame. To remedy sagging ropes, one would use a bed key to tighten the rope.
    • n Remedy rem′e-di any medicine, appliance, or particular treatment that cures disease: that which counteracts any evil or repairs any loss—(obs.) Remēde′
    • v.t Remedy to remove, counteract, or repair:—pa.t. and pa.p. rem′edied
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Quotations

  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    “The best remedy for a short temper is a long walk.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “The greatest remedy for anger is delay.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Anger is one letter short of danger, Greatest remedy for anger is delay”
  • Helen Keller
    Helen%20Keller
    “We may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.”
  • Guy Fawkes
    Guy Fawkes
    “A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”
  • Portuguese Proverb
    Portuguese Proverb
    “There is a remedy for everything; it is called death.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. remedium,; pref. re-, re- + mederi, to heal, to cure: cf. F. remède, remedy, remédier, to remedy. See Medical

Usage

In literature:

There are endless ways in which my remedies may be administered, since they are merely concentrated cell-food.
"Valere Aude" by Louis Dechmann
And his remedy is to give vigour to the higher, rather than to struggle with the lower.
"Sermons Preached at Brighton" by Frederick W. Robertson
A good all-around colic remedy will be found in Pratts Veterinary Colic Remedy.
"Pratt's Practical Pointers on the Care of Livestock and Poultry" by Pratt Food Co.
I see no remedy to our evils, but an open course of law.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
I do not express my sense of our misfortunes from any idea that they are remediable.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
Do, I pray you, think of a remedy for the future.
"A Journey through the Kingdom of Oude, Volumes I & II" by William Sleeman
If, however, this should be the case, a little putty or pitch will remedy the difficulty.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
For it there is a remedy; that remedy is now at hand.
"The Condition, Elevation, Emigration, and Destiny of the Colored People of the United States" by Martin R. Delany
I warrant my remedy to cure the worst cases.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls, Vol. XII, Jan. 3, 1891" by Various
She might be seen giving a warm bath to a sick child, or waiting and watching the effect of other remedies.
"The Women of the Arabs" by Henry Harris Jessup
That being the case, what has been done in the last few years to remedy this matter, and why is more not being done?
"Essays in Liberalism" by Various
This has happily been remedied.
"Notes on Nursing" by Florence Nightingale
The remedy for most of these evils can only come from intelligent and wise action on the part of the creamery patrons of a given locality.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 1, January 5, 1884." by Various
What are some of the weaknesses of democracy which the public school may remedy?
"The Vitalized School" by Francis B. Pearson
Should he not come, woe without remedy; should he come back to me alone, grief without consolation, constant anxiety.
"Napoleon's Letters to Josephine" by Henry Foljambe Hall
The history of the attacks negatives the idea that the vomiting is ordinarily remedial.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
KIRTLAND'S VIEWS AND SUGGESTED REMEDY.
"American Pomology" by J. A. Warder
Bleeding, the best of any of these remedies, is in this predicament.
"The American Reformed Cattle Doctor" by George Dadd
The remedy for injustice is to be found in promoting greater freedom of industry and trade.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
REMEDY THE MISCHIEF IT HAS DONE.
"Memoranda on Poisons" by Thomas Hawkes Tanner
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In poetry:

Without a part left over,
Not a toe, not a finger, and used,
Used utterly, in the sun's conflagration, the stains
That lengthen from ancient cathedrals
What is the remedy?
"Mystic" by Sylvia Plath
I remember
The dead smell of sun on wood cabins,
The stiffness of sails, the long salt winding sheets.
Once one has seen God, what is the remedy?
Once one has been seized up
"Mystic" by Sylvia Plath
Who longs to remedy these human ills,
Feeling God made of one blood all the earth;
Whose sympathies have passed his native hills,
And spread beyond the clan that gave him birth.
"Address To The Hon. Malcolm Cameron" by Nora Pembroke
CLOTALDO. Reasons fail me not to show
That the experiment may not answer;
But there is no remedy now,
For a sign from the apartment
Tells me that he hath awoken
And even hitherward advances.
"Life Is A Dream - Act II" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Should you hold your life dear,
Then the remedy's clear,
If you're offered some yeast - don't eat it!
Turn the offer down flat-
Don your travelling hat-
Put an egg in your boot - and beat it!
"Scorflufus" by Spike Milligan
Homer: I sang to maidens in my prime; again
(But not before the morrow) will I sing:
Let me repose this noontide, since in sooth
Wine, a sweet remedy for weariness,
Helps to uplift its burden.
"Homer And Laertes" by Walter Savage Landor

In news:

Homemade Remedy May Do The Trick.
Don't buy into Romney's snake oil remedies.
Plus a farewell to Remedy Coffee.
Unable to recoup remediation costs from developers or taxpayers, stormwater managers in the state that laid the groundwork for the Clean Water Act test the law's bottom line: Who pays.
NF is a 54-year-old man who visits your pharmacy to inquire about a remedy to help with daytime fatigue.
A long-time herbal remedy known for its soothing qualities is being studied as a serious solution for anxiety.
When menopause is the cause, who wouldn't be up for trying a natural remedy to cool down.
Our Lady of Remedy (Kandivali, India).
Our economic miseries will require more substantial, perhaps even more socialistic, remedies.
We'll share symptoms and signs to home remedies and medical care.
Legend says its boiled roots were used as a headache remedy.
Motor oil never a remedy for mange .
Fayette County commissioners on April 12 approved a bid to remediate the problem.
A Natural Remedy for Motion Sickness .
Alternative remedies gain acceptance despite lack of evidence.
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In science:

But fortunately, for quantum communication the remedy is easy, it suffices to use a source with a coherence time larger than the largest delay δτ .
Quantum Cryptography
As a remedy he showed a transformation of the radial coordinate r inside the star, which removes this instability and yields stable evolutions for any chosen numerical resolution19 .
Numerical Relativity CM1-a and CM1-b sessions
Various deficiencies of the model are pointed out and various remedies and generalizations are presented and discussed.
The disc instability model of dwarf-novae and low-mass X-ray binary transients
Later we will see that one can find remedies for the second problem.
The disc instability model of dwarf-novae and low-mass X-ray binary transients
It is clear that a simple rescaling can remedy this discrepancy.
The causal structure of microlocalized Einstein metrics
In alternating the exchange by ±10% along the chain one has a remedy for this defect easy to implement.
Dynamical temperature study for classical planar spin systems
Kadyk, “Anode wire aging measurements and a search for remedies,” IEEE Trans.
Summary and Outlook of the International Workshop on Aging Phenomena in Gaseous Detectors (DESY, Hamburg, October, 2001)
So far this section has discussed how instabilities and inefficiencies in the model market (as indicated by repeating, un-arbitraged patterns) could be remedied by inclusion of more realistic, sophisticated and diverse strategic agents.
Designing agent-based market models
The unknotting surgery remedies this situation.
Enumerating the Prime Alternating Links
Dark matter easily remedies this dilemma in the following way.
TASI Lectures on Dark Matter
As we will see, the main result of this sacrifice is that the model produces only a single value α = 3 for the exponent governing the degree distribution, although this has been remedied in later generalizations of the model, which we discuss in Sec.
The structure and function of complex networks
One remedy is to make the side chain model more realistic, e.g. by introducing an explicit Cβ atom.
Teaching computers to fold proteins
To remedy this, Kohn and Luttinger73 developed a consistent (and somewhat coumbersome) treatment to obtain the transport coefficients in the presence of spin-orbit coupling and disorder scattering based on a density matrix expansion.
Magneto-transport and magneto-optical properties of ferromagnetic (III,Mn)V semicondcutors: a review
The success of the numerical tests presented in this work suggests that this remedy may bring benefits to fully nonlinear simulations of General Relativity.
A remedy for constraint growth in Numerical Relativity
To remedy this deficiency, we put forward a condition for when the test is applicable to a subspace of Hilbert space.
Searching for degeneracies of real Hamiltonians using homotopy classification of loops in SO($n$)
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