Definition of panpharmacon in English:

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Pronunciation: /panˈfɑːməkɒn/


A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases; a panacea.
Example sentences
  • It is used by some as Panpharmacon, but what Diseases it will absolutely cure I think is scarcely determined.
  • The Outsides of their Pots were Gilded with the Titles of Preservatives, Cordials, and Panpharmacons.
  • The divine Isaac Barrow resorted to this panpharmacon whenever he wished to collect his thoughts.


Mid 17th century: from pan- + Greek pharmakon 'drug'.

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