- The definition of a panacea is a remedy that says it will cure all illness and difficulties.
An example of a panacea is tonic sold in 1910 to cure the common cold.
Origin of panaceaClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek panakeia ; from panakēs, healing all ; from pan, all (see pan-) + akos, healing, medicine ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form yēk-, to cure from source probably Welsh iach, healthy, Old Irish hīcc, cure
Origin of panaceaLatin panacēa, from Greek panakeia, from panakēs, all-healing : pan-, pan- + akos, cure.
(plural panaceas or panaceæ)
From Latin panacēa, from Ancient Greek πανάκεια (panakeia), from πανακής (panakēs, “all-healing”), from πᾶν (pan, “all”) (equivalent to English pan-) + ἄκος (akos, “cure”).
From Ancient Greek Πανακεια (Panakeia, literally “Curing, Cure All”).
panacea - Computer Definition
Some antidote or remedy that completely solves a problem. Most so-called panaceas in this industry, if they survive at all, wind up sitting alongside and working with the products they were supposed to replace. In addition, nothing solves a problem without introducing its own new set of problems. See Systemantics.