cure-all

[kyoo r-awl]

noun


Nearby words

  1. curd,
  2. curd cheese,
  3. curdle,
  4. curdy,
  5. cure,
  6. curet,
  7. curetes,
  8. curettage,
  9. curette,
  10. curettement

Origin of cure-all

First recorded in 1785–95

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British Dictionary definitions for cure-all

cure-all

noun

something reputed to cure all ailments
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Word Origin and History for cure-all

cure-all

n.

"panacea," 1870, from cure (v.) + all. As a name of various plants, it is attested from 1793.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for cure-all

cure-all

[kyurôl′]

n.

A remedy that cures all diseases or evils; a panacea.

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