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pan·a·ce·a

 (păn′ə-sē′ə)
n.
A remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all.

[Latin panacēa, from Greek panakeia, from panakēs, all-healing : pan-, pan- + akos, cure.]

pan′a·ce′an adj.

panacea

(ˌpænəˈsɪə)
n
a remedy for all diseases or ills
[C16: via Latin from Greek panakeia healing everything, from pan all + akēs remedy]
ˌpanaˈcean adj

pan•a•ce•a

(ˌpæn əˈsi ə)

n., pl. -ce•as.
1. a remedy for all ills; cure-all.
2. a solution for all difficulties.
[1540–50; < Latin < Greek panákeia=panake-, s. of panakḗs all-healing]
pan`a•ce′an, adj.

panacea

a cure-all or universal remedy; an elixir. — panacean, adj.
See also: Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Panacea - (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia
2.panacea - hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
curative, cure, therapeutic, remedy - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
elixir - a substance believed to cure all ills

panacea

noun cure-all, elixir, nostrum, heal-all, sovereign remedy, universal cure Western aid will not be a panacea for the country's problems.

panacea

noun
Something believed to cure all human disorders:
Translations

panacea

[ˌpænəˈsɪə] Npanacea f

panacea

[ˌpænəˈsiːə] n (= cure-all) → panacée f
a panacea for sth → une panacée pour qch

panacea

nAllheilmittel nt; there’s no universal panacea for …es gibt kein Allheilmittel für …

panacea

[pænəˈsɪə] npanacea

pan·a·ce·a

n. panacea, remedio para todas las enfermedades.
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Poor Hannah was the first to recover, and with unconscious wisdom she set all the rest a good example, for with her, work was panacea for most afflictions.
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His panacea was somewhat in the nature of an anti-climax, but at least it had the merits of simplicity and of common sense.
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Where, why, how, a rapid striding rush could be brought in helpful relation to the good Fyne's present trouble and perplexity I could not imagine; except on the principle that senseless pedestrianism was Fyne's panacea for all the ills and evils bodily and spiritual of the universe.
It has taken me all these years to find my tipple, Bunny; but here it is, my panacea, my elixir, my magic philtre
I stretched my hand with the feeling of a man reaching for an unfailing panacea, took up a fresh bottle and unrolled the wrapper, noticing as I did so that the ends, both top and bottom, had come unsealed.
At length one of those rich relations to strengthen whose interest and importance your father had been sacrificed, as others are often--it is no uncommon case--died, and to repair the misery he had been instrumental in occasioning, left him his panacea for all griefs--Money.
Here the glib politician crying his legislative panaceas, and here the peripatetic Cheap-Jack holding aloft his quack cures for human ills.
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