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panacea

Postby KatyBr » Tue May 31, 2005 9:38 pm

panacea

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pan·a·ce·a (păn'ə-sē'ə)
n.
A remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all.

[Latin panacēa, from Greek panakeia, from panakēs, all-healing : pan-, pan- + akos, cure.]

pan'a·ce'an adj.



Thesaurus
panacea

noun

Something believed to cure all human disorders: catholicon, cure-all. See help/harm/harmless.



Technology
panacea
Some antidote or remedy that completely solves a problem. Most so-called panaceas in this industry, if they survive at all, wind up sitting alongside and working with the products they were supposed to replace. In addition, nothing solves a problem without introducing its own new set of problems. See Systemantics.




Medical
pan·a·ce·a (păn'ə-sē'ə)
n.
A remedy claimed to be curative of all problems or disorders; a cure-all.



WordNet

The noun panacea has one meaning:

Meaning #1: hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
Synonyms: nostrum, cure-all






Translations
Translations for: Panacea
Nederlands (Dutch)
panacee

Français (French)
panacée


Deutsch (German)
n. - Allheilmittel


Ελληνική (Greek)
n. πανάκεια, γιατρικό για όλες τις αρρώστιες

Italiano (Italian)
panacea


Português (Portuguese)
n. - panacéia (f)


Русский (Russian)
панацея

Español (Spanish)
n. - panacea


Svenska (Swedish)
n. - universalmedel, patentlösning

ربيه (Arabic)
‏(الاسم) الدواء العام‏

עברית‬ (Hebrew)
n. - ‮תרופת מרפאת-כל‬
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Georgette's panacea is a long hot bath, which she never hesitated to suggest to her friends.

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Postby tcward » Tue May 31, 2005 10:25 pm

Great word, Katy!
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Postby Brazilian dude » Tue May 31, 2005 10:44 pm

Which reminds me of nepenthe.

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Postby KatyBr » Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:20 am

BD, could you elucidate? why does causing an oblivion of grief or suffering, remind you of panacea? because neither is specific?

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Postby Brazilian dude » Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:55 am

Because both are "medicines"?

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Postby uncronopio » Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:57 pm

That was funny BD!
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