The definition of a panacea is a remedy that says it will cure all illness and difficulties.(noun)
An example of a panacea is tonic sold in 1910 to cure the common cold.
See panacea in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L < Gr panakeia < panakēs, healing all < pan, all (see pan-) + akos, healing, medicine < ? IE base *yēk-, to cure > prob. Welsh iach, healthy, OIr hīcc, cure
See panacea in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin panacēa
Origin: , from Greek panakeia
Origin: , from panakēs, all-healing
Origin: : pan-, pan-
Origin: + akos, cure.
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