|Origin:||remedie, from Latin remedium, from mederi 'to heal'|
Related topics: Drugs, Medicines
rem‧e‧dy1 W3 plural remedies [countable]
a way of dealing with a problem or making a bad situation better [= solution]:
The problems in our schools do not have a simple remedy.
The program is one remedy for discrimination.
a medicine to cure an illness or pain that is not very serious [= cure]
a remedy for colds
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.
if a situation is beyond remedy, nothing can be done to make it better:
She felt as if her marital problems were beyond remedy.