1 against poison/disease
ADJ. effective | natural
VERB + ANTIDOTE administer, give The doctor administered an antidote.
PREP. ~ for Quinine is a natural antidote for this fever. | ~ to We do not have an effective antidote to this poison.
2 thing that takes away the effects of sth unpleasant
ADJ. effective, good, perfect, powerful
VERB + ANTIDOTE act as, serve as | offer, provide The resort offers the perfect antidote to the pressures of modern life.
PREP. ~ for I think that stricter punishment is the best antidote for crime. | ~ to Creative activity serves as an effective antidote to depression.