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pan·a·ce·a / ˌpanəˈsēə/ • n. a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases: the panacea for all corporate ills the time-honored panacea, cod liver oil. DERIVATIVES: pan·a·ce·an / -ˈsēən/ adj.

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panacea a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases. Recorded from the mid 16th century, the word comes via Latin from Greek panakeia, for panakēs ‘all-healing’. In Spenser's Faerie Queene, the name panacea is given to a plant reputed to heal all ills (all-heal or woundwort).

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panacea (pan-ă-see-ă) n. a medicine said to be a cure for all diseases and disorders. Unfortunately panaceas do not exist, despite the claims of many patent medicine manufacturers.

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panacea universal remedy. XVI. — L. panacēa — Gr. panákeia, f. panakḗs all-healing, f. PAN- + base of ákos remedy.

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