Definition of panacea noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌpænəˈsiːə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpænəˈsiːə//
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panacea (for something) something that will solve all the problems of a particular situation There is no single panacea for the problem of unemployment. Word Originmid 16th cent.: via Latin from Greek panakeia, from panakēs ‘all-healing’, from pan ‘all’ + akos ‘remedy’.
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