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Meaning of panacea

pan•a•ce•a

Pronunciation: (pan"u-sē'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a remedy for all disease or ills; cure-all.
  2. an answer or solution for all problems or difficulties: His economic philosophy is a good one, but he tries to use it as a panacea.

Pan•a•ce•a

Pronunciation: (pan"u-sē'u), [key]
— n.
  1. an ancient Greek goddess of healing.
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