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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.
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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
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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.
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panacea

a cure-all or universal remedy; an elixir. — panacean, adj.
See also: Remedies
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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
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panacea

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

noun
Something believed to cure all human disorders:
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Translations

panacea

[ˌpænəˈsɪə] Npanacea f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

panacea

[ˌpænəˈsiːə] n (= cure-all) → panacée f
a panacea for sth → une panacée pour qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

panacea

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

[pænəˈsɪə] npanacea
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

pan·a·ce·a

n. panacea, remedio para todas las enfermedades.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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PANACEA: FROM GREEK PANAKEIA, A REMEDY OR CURE REPUTED TO HEAL ALL