Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


So much the worse for him, if he has not recourse to their remedies.

Other remedies for aphis are spraying with a hard stream of water.

It should be carefully pulled out with a steady hand, for if any of it break in, remedies will in a great measure be ineffectual.

This remedies the defect of our too great nearness to ourselves.

After having tried all sorts of remedies, they were obliged to have recourse to exorcisms.

I cannot find words to express What a godsend your remedies have been to me.

Leeches were again applied, and the other remedies continued.

With these remedies Jefferson and Madison were not greatly concerned.

Sixty years of thought have made me familiar with the evils and the remedies.

The doctor ordered confinement to bed, besides other remedies.


c.1200, "cure for a disease or disorder; means of counteracting an evil," from Anglo-French remedie, Old French remede "remedy, cure" (12c., Modern French remède) and directly from Latin remedium "a cure, remedy, medicine, antidote, that which restores health," from re-, intensive prefix (or perhaps literally, "again;" see re-), + mederi "to heal" (see medical (adj.)). Figurative use from c.1300.