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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
References in classic literature ?
Here the glib politician crying his legislative panaceas, and here the peripatetic Cheap-Jack holding aloft his quack cures for human ills.
The good woman no sooner felt the gold within her palm, than her temper began (such is the efficacy of that panacea) to be mollified.
His panacea was somewhat in the nature of an anti-climax, but at least it had the merits of simplicity and of common sense.
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.