magic bullet

noun

Definition of magic bullet

  1. 1 :  a substance or therapy capable of destroying pathogens (as bacteria or cancer cells) or providing an effective remedy for a disease or condition without deleterious side effects

  2. 2 :  something providing an effective solution to a difficult or previously unsolvable problem <a magic bullet to stem voter apathy>

Examples of magic bullet in a sentence

  1. There is no magic bullet to fix our educational system.

1940

First Known Use of magic bullet

1940


MAGIC BULLET Defined for English Language Learners

magic bullet

noun

Definition of magic bullet for English Language Learners

  • : a drug or treatment that cures a disease quickly and easily without producing bad effects

  • : something that solves a difficult problem easily


Medical Dictionary

magic bullet

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noun mag·ic bul·let \ˈmaj-ik-ˈbu̇l-ət\

Medical Definition of magic bullet

  1. :  a substance or therapy capable of destroying pathogenic agents (as bacteria or cancer cells) or providing a remedy for a disease or condition without deleterious side effects


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