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Meaning of PANACEA

Pronunciation:  `panu'seeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
 

PANACEA is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: cure-all, nostrum
 
 See Also: curative, cure, elixir, remedy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pan`a*ce"a\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? all-healing; ?,
?, all + ? to heal.]
1. A remedy for all diseases; a universal medicine; a
   cure-all; catholicon; hence, a relief or solace for
   affliction.

2. (Bot.) The herb allheal.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: A cure-all.
 

 

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