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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.
In years gone by, "cure-alls" for common ailment contained strange - and downright dangerous - substances.
What's odd or interesting about this state of affairs is how many Democrats see through these purported cure-alls. Even as Newsom sees the futility of high-speed rail in California, so intelligent Democrats realize that Americans will not abolish airplane travel or automobiles; that you can't guarantee national health care for all and expect it to be cheaper than, or as good as, the prevailing system; that socialism takes too many evenings and turns rich, free countries into poor, unfree ones.
The best part of going to conferences such as ONA and South by Southwest isn't learning about risky business ventures masquerading as digital cure-alls, or hearing the same, tired speeches about the need to deepen engagement with our readers (if we were any more engaged, we'd be planning a wedding).
The witch doctor has been promoting his love potions online via social media and is encouraging Omanis to contact him for spells and cure-alls -- at a price.
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.
Before the advent of pharmaceuticals, bitters were commonly sold as cure-alls. "None of them were disease-specific," said Sother Teague, beverage director of the bitters tasting room Amor y Amargo in New York.
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. They do support muscle health and reduce pain and inflammation in the dog's body.