Friday, November 24, 2000
Definitions for panacea
- a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all.
- 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.
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Citations for panacea
But for the sake of this wonderful panacea—English humour— the English sacrifice so much.
Even so; some gloomy souls affirming that it is proving with that great invention as with brandy or eau-de-vie, which, upon its first discovery, was believed by the doctors to be, as its French name implies, a panacea—a notion which experience, it may be thought, has not fully verified.