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1. A worthless preparation fraudulently peddled as a cure for many ills.
2. Speech or writing intended to deceive; humbug.
1. any pseudo-medical remedy endorsed by a non-qualified person
2. talk that is intended to impress others but is insincere or deceiving
a liquid concoction of questionable medical value sold as an all-purpose curative, esp. by traveling hucksters.
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|Noun||1.||snake oil - (medicine) any of various liquids sold as medicine (as by a travelling medicine show) but medically worthless|
liquid - a substance that is liquid at room temperature and pressure
|2.||snake oil - communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive|