panacea

[pan-uh-see-uh]
noun
1.
a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all.
2.
an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties: His economic philosophy is a good one, but he tries to use it as a panacea.

Origin:
1540–50; < Latin < Greek panákeia, equivalent to panake-, stem of panakḗs all-healing (pan- pan- + akḗs a cure) + -ia -ia

panacean, adjective


1, 2. elixir, nostrum.
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Panacea

[pan-uh-see-uh]
noun
an ancient Greek goddess of healing.
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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]
 
pana'cean
 
adj

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panacea
1548, from L. panacea, an all-healing herb (variously identified), from Gk. panakeia "cure-all," from panakes "all-healing," from pan- "all" + akos "cure," from iasthai "to heal." Earlier in Eng. as panace (1513).
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panacea pan·a·ce·a (pān'ə-sē'ə)
n.
A remedy claimed to be curative of all problems or disorders; a cure-all.

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