anti-, ant-

(Greek: against, opposed to, preventive; used as a prefix)

Don't confuse this anti- ("against, preventive") with the anti- which means "before".

anticyclonic (adjective), more anticyclonic, most anticyclonic
A reference to an area of high pressure around which winds blow in a clockwise direction in the northern hemisphere.
1. Opposed to demons.
2. Anything effective against evil spirits.
antidisestablishmentarianism (noun) (no plural form)
1. A political philosophy that was opposed to the separation of a religious group, or church, and a government or state; especially, the belief held by those in 19th century England who were opposed to separating the Anglican church from the civil government or to refer to the separation of church and state.
2. The word is especially noted for its unusual length of twenty-eight letters and twelve syllables and it is considered to be one of the longest words in the English language.
Relating to or acting as an antidote or referring to an agent that relieves or counteracts.
antidote (AN ti doht") (s) (noun), antidotes (pl)
1. A remedy, remedies, or other agents used to neutralize or to counteract the effects of a poison: The doctor at the clinic administered an antidote for the child who was bitten by a snake.
2. An agent that relieves or counteracts: James found that jogging for an hour a day was the perfect antidote for the stresses of his job.
3. Etymology: from Greek antidoton, and from Latin antidotum; from anti-, "against" + didonai, "to give".
A remedy that counteracts.
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antiestablishmentarianism (s) (noun), antiestablishmentarianisms (pl)
A policy or attitude that views a nation's power structure as corrupt, repressive, exploitive, etc.: "Antiestablishmentarianism involves those who are opposed to the existing social and political structures of their government or society."
1. A drug or other agent that reduces fever.
2. That which has the quality of abating fever.
3. Opposing or tending to cure fever.