Simple Definition of panacea
: something that will make everything about a situation better
Examples of panacea
The law will improve the lives of local farmers, but it is no panacea.
<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
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