miracle drug


: a drug usually newly discovered that elicits a dramatic response in a patient's condition : wonder drug

Examples of miracle drug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the miracle drugs make headlines, the topic of obesity is again at the forefront of the social consciousness—and the debate that accompanies it. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 5 Apr. 2023 Obesity experts say there are other reasons the miracle drugs give them pause. The Week Staff, The Week, 19 Feb. 2023 Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate Diana Mansfield credits her life to a miracle drug. Gabe Castro-Root, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 June 2023 Lazarus, produced by Sola Entertainment and animated by Studio MAPPA, follows a team in the near future chasing down the mad scientist behind a miracle drug exposed as a deadly, slow-acting poison. Vulture, 20 July 2023 There’s a lot of evidence now proving that exercise is like a miracle drug. WIRED, 27 June 2023 Semaglutide drugs have been called many things: a cure-all, a money grab, a cop-out, a miracle drug. Ct Jones, Rolling Stone, 8 June 2023 But what’s clear right now is that taking one of the current miracle drugs is not without stress. Beth Teitell, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Mar. 2023 Methadone, their miracle drug, isn’t a cure for heroin addiction. Carol Sutton Lewis, Scientific American, 30 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of miracle drug was in 1944

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miracle drug

mir·​a·​cle drug ˈmir-ə-kəl- How to pronounce miracle drug (audio)
: a drug usually newly discovered that elicits a dramatic response in a patient's condition

called also wonder drug

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