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cure-all

(kyo͝or′ôl′)
n.
A remedy that cures all diseases or evils; a panacea.

cure-all

n
(Medicine) something reputed to cure all ailments

cure′-all`



n.
a cure for all ills; panacea.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cure-all - 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

cure-all

noun panacea, elixir, nostrum, elixir vitae (Latin) He was the first physician to use leeches as a cure-all.

cure-all

noun
Something believed to cure all human disorders:
Translations

cure-all

[ˈkjʊərɔːl] Npanacea f, curalotodo m

cure-all

n (lit, fig)Allheilmittel nt

cure-all

[ˈkjʊərˌɔːl] n (also) (fig) → panacea, toccasana m inv
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She calculated his capacity as she would a jug's, and filled him up every day with quack cure-alls.
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From cure-alls and Codd bottles to cameras and costumes, Beamish Museum has opened the doors to an Edwardian chemist's shop and photographers' studio.
I think it's a remnant of the patent-medicine era, when so-called snake oil salesmen peddled various cure-alls that were typically just water or alcohol laced with laudanum, cocaine, or something truly bizarre (or nothing at all).
In fact, dispatching them as cost-cutting cure-alls can produce truly disastrous results.
Promotional materials may not claim outright that the products they tout are cure-alls, but they usually leave out the very important information that they are not substitutes for a doctor's prescription.
What he didn't say is that more than a quarter of that has been spent on holidays and cars: both short-term cure-alls for debt and despondency, akin to his own in-house decree to sell off the remainder of Royal Mail.
It's important to know what issue your dog is battling before you invest, as Back On Track products are a bit pricey and most certainly not cure-alls.
Away from the hoopla of technological cure-alls however, the inconvenient truth about the limits and negative impacts of ICT and development seems to be telling itself.
Those old-time cure-alls were passed on from generation to generation.
Immunity boosting herbs, such as astragalus, a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine, Echinacea, and elderberry, which was prized by native Americans for its strengthening powers, while not cure-alls, do have some advantage over pharmaceuticals, Russell says.
And thus we stumble on a way forward for Egypt that could be embraced by all politicians if only they'd pause before prescribing off-the-cuff cure-alls.