Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

magic bullet

See more synonyms for magic bullet on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. something that cures or remedies without causing harmful side effects: So far there is no magic bullet for economic woes.
Show More

Origin of magic bullet

First recorded in 1965–70
Can be confusedmagic bullet silver bullet
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for magic bullet

magic bullet

noun
  1. informal any therapeutic agent, esp one in the early stages of development, reputed to be very effective in treating a condition, such as a malignant tumour, by specifically targeting the diseased tissue
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

magic bullet in Medicine

magic bullet

(măjĭk)
n.
  1. A drug, therapy, or preventive therapy that cures or prevents a disease.
Show More
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.