Definition of panacea in English:
- Many people in the United States think that screening is a panacea, a way of warding off disease and staying healthy perhaps forever.
- Furthermore, he said, it was not reasonable to expect the sauna to be a panacea for so many diseases.
- If those consumers think the drug industrial monopolists already charge too much for pills and panaceas, just wait until the privately patented and monopolized ‘stem cell cures’ hit the market…
- Example sentences
- It's a tale with a panacean, if twisted, appeal to single women as well.
- Among Oriental peoples the panacean use of Panax ginseng persists today as it has for centuries.
- After all, there is no panacean spend management solution, even though there are a number of platforms that cover different aspects of spend management.
Mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek panakeia, from panakēs 'all-healing', from pan 'all' + akos 'remedy'.
This word for a ‘remedy to heal all diseases’ came via Latin from Greek panakeia, from panakēs ‘all-healing’ formed from pan ‘all’ and akos ‘remedy’. The sense ‘solution for all problems’ dates from the early 17th century.
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