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panacea

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noun pan·a·cea \ˌpa-nə-ˈsē-ə\

Simple Definition of panacea

  • : something that will make everything about a situation better

Full Definition of panacea

  1. :  a remedy for all ills or difficulties :  cure-all

pan·a·ce·an play \-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


Medical Dictionary

panacea

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noun pan·a·cea \ˌpan-ə-ˈsē-ə\

Medical Definition of panacea

  1. :  a remedy for all ills or difficulties

  2. pan·a·ce·an \-ˈsē-ən\play adjective





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