cure-all

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noun \ ˈkyu̇r-ˌȯl , ˈkyər- \

Definition of cure-all

:a remedy for all ills :panacea

First Known Use of cure-all

1801


CURE-ALL Defined for English Language Learners

cure-all

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noun

Definition of cure-all for English Language Learners

  • : a cure or solution for any illness or problem



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