something that cures or remedies without causing harmful side effects: So far there is no magic bullet for economic woes.
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Origin of magic bullet
First recorded in 1965–70
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH magic bulletmagic bullet , silver bullet
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British Dictionary definitions for magic bullet
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
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Medical definitions for magic bullet
[ măj′ĭk ]
A drug, therapy, or preventive therapy that cures or prevents a disease.
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