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remedy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drugs, medicines
remedyrem‧e‧dy1 /ˈremədi/ ●●○ noun (plural remedies) [countable]  1 SOLVE/DEAL WITH A PROBLEMa way of dealing with a problem or making a bad situation better syn solution The problems in our schools do not have a simple remedy.remedy for The program is one remedy for discrimination.2 MDa medicine to cure an illness or pain that is not very serious syn curecold/cough remedyremedy for a remedy for coldsherbal/natural remedy a natural remedy that helps insomnia a home remedy (=one that you make at home) for sore throats The herb is used as a folk remedy (=a traditional medicine, rather than one a doctor gives you) for a baby’s teething pains.3 beyond/without remedyCOLLOCATIONSMeaning 2: a medicine to cure an illness or pain that is not very seriousADJECTIVES/NOUN + remedy a cold/cough/flu remedyMost cold remedies have little effect.a herbal remedyHe brought with him a bottle of his own herbal remedy for hayfever.a natural remedyShe began to look into alternative methods of treatment, such as natural remedies and hypnotherapy.a home remedy (=one that you make at home)Home remedies for colds include honey and lemon.a traditional/folk remedyFish oil has been used as a folk remedy since the eighteenth century.verbstake a remedyHave you tried taking herbal remedies?
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remedyVery likely physicians would not recommend the exercise of that or of any other trade as a remedy for ill health.If you find it hard to live on your present salary, the best remedy would be to change jobs.The best remedy would be to install a separate meter.And many cruise fans swear by various over-the-counter remedies.The caf lounge area has cushy chairs and plenty of caffeinated and herbal remedies to nurture patrons of the arts.I tried some herbal remedies such as drinking camomile tea, but none of them worked.Salt water is a good home remedy for a sore throat.Symbolic gestures and tokenism are inadequate remedies.Rescission is one remedy available for misrepresentation under the Misrepresentation Act 1967, s1.One remedy for racial attacks would be to educate our children more about social issues.There are a number of possible remedies to this problem.However, for 14 years this government's thinking on fiscal policy has concentrated on short-term remedies.The descent to the Main Cliff and Upper tier remains serious, but no workable remedy has been found so far.remedy forThere is no adequate remedy for discrimination.cold/cough remedyBut Neath are backing the player's insistence that he merely took a cold remedy.Obvious examples include caffeine and ephedrine, the latter being readily available to the public in over-the-counter cold remedies.Rye whiskey, mixed with rock-sugar syrup, remained a popular cough remedy into the early twentieth century.About the uselessness of most of these cold remedies.
remedyremedy2 ●○○ verb (remedied, remedying, remedies) [transitive]  SOLVE/DEAL WITH A PROBLEMto deal with a problem or improve a bad situation syn put right To remedy the situation, the water must be chemically treated.→ See Verb table
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remedyNot until the years of fast industrialization and construction were these defects to be remedied.These kinds of organizations attempt to remedy a history of deception with even more deception, fooling no one but themselves.This is easily remedied, but a new olive may be required.The only remedy for an impaired water heater is to replace it.Equal rights for women were necessary to remedy the injustices done to them over the centuries.Many tried and failed to introduce legislation to remedy the situation.Transportation experts are the best judges of how to remedy the traffic dislocation growing out of the Loma Prieta Earthquake of 1989.A proper footpath could remedy this because users would be more likely to keep to it.There have been several tragic rail accidents. The government must act quickly to remedy this situation.
From Longman Business Dictionaryremedyrem‧e‧dy /ˈremədi/ noun (plural remedies) [countable] a way of dealing with a problemThe company will vigorously pursue alllegal remedies against anyone interfering with its rights.a structural remedy for poor productivity and qualityremedy verb [transitive]The industry tried to remedy some of its financial problems by raising domestic fares 2%.
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Verb table
remedy
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyremedy
he, she, itremedies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyremedied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave remedied
he, she, ithas remedied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad remedied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill remedy
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have remedied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam remedying
he, she, itis remedying
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you, we, theyare remedying
Past
I, he, she, itwas remedying
you, we, theywere remedying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been remedying
he, she, ithas been remedying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been remedying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be remedying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been remedying
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