Definitions for panaceaˌpæn əˈsi ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pan•a•ce•aˌpæn əˈsi ə(n.)(pl.)-ce•as.
a remedy for all ills; cure-all.
a solution for all difficulties.
Origin of panacea:
1540–50; < L < Gk panákeia=panake-, s. of panakḗs all-healing
(Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia
panacea, nostrum, catholicon, cure-all(noun)
hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
A remedy believed to cure all disease and prolong life that was originally sought by alchemists; a cure-all.
Something that will solve all problems.
A monorail will be a panacea for our traffic woes.
A particular plant believed to provide a cure-all.
Daughter of Asclepius and Salus (or Epione). She was the personification of healing through herbs.
Origin: From panacea, from πανάκεια, from πανακής, from πᾶν (equivalent to English pan-) + ἄκος.
a remedy for all diseases; a universal medicine; a cure-all; catholicon; hence, a relief or solace for affliction
the herb allheal