panacea


pan·a·cea

noun \ˌpa-nə-ˈsē-ə\

: something that will make everything about a situation better

Full Definition of PANACEA

:  a remedy for all ills or difficulties :  cure-all
pan·a·ce·an \-ˈsē-ən\ adjective

Examples of PANACEA

  1. The law will improve the lives of local farmers, but it is no panacea.
  2. <a woman who seems to believe that chicken soup is a panacea for nearly everything>

Origin of PANACEA

Latin, from Greek panakeia, from panakēs all-healing, from pan- + akos remedy
First Known Use: 1548

pan·a·cea

noun \ˌpan-ə-ˈsē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PANACEA

: a remedy for all ills or difficulties
pan·a·ce·an \-ˈsē-ən\ adjective

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