What does the word antidote mean?

Usage examples for antidote

  1. But Webb knew that his most wholesome antidote for suspense and trouble was work, and good for all would come of his remedy. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  2. I will send my mother to you, who is so quiet, and so good a nurse, as an antidote. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  3. The true antidote to revolutionary Socialism is practical social reform. – Constructive Imperialism by Viscount Milner