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ˌpæn əˈsi əpanacea

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Panaceanoun

    (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia

  2. panacea, nostrum, catholicon, cure-allnoun

    hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists

Wiktionary

  1. panaceanoun

    A remedy believed to cure all disease and prolong life that was originally sought by alchemists; a cure-all.

    Etymology: From panacea, from πανάκεια, from πανακής, from πᾶν (equivalent to English pan-) + ἄκος.

  2. panaceanoun

    Something that will solve all problems.

    A monorail will be a panacea for our traffic woes.

    Etymology: From panacea, from πανάκεια, from πανακής, from πᾶν (equivalent to English pan-) + ἄκος.

  3. panaceanoun

    A particular plant believed to provide a cure-all.

    Etymology: From panacea, from πανάκεια, from πανακής, from πᾶν (equivalent to English pan-) + ἄκος.

  4. Panaceanoun

    Daughter of Asclepius and Salus (or Epione). She was the personification of healing through herbs.

    Etymology: From panacea, from πανάκεια, from πανακής, from πᾶν (equivalent to English pan-) + ἄκος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Panaceanoun

    a remedy for all diseases; a universal medicine; a cure-all; catholicon; hence, a relief or solace for affliction

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. pana`keia fr. panakh`s all-healing; pa^s pa^n, all + 'akei^sqai to heal.]

  2. Panaceanoun

    the herb allheal

    Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. pana`keia fr. panakh`s all-healing; pa^s pa^n, all + 'akei^sqai to heal.]

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  1. Panacea

    In Greek mythology, Panacea was a goddess of Universal remedy. She was the daughter of Asclepius and Epione. Panacea and her four sisters each performed a facet of Apollo's art: Panacea, Hygieia, Iaso, Aceso, and Aglæa/Ægle. Panacea also had four brothers – Podaleirus, one of the two kings of Tricca, who had a flair for diagnostics, and Machaon, the other king of Tricca, who was a master surgeon; Telesphoros, who devoted his life to serving Asclepius; and Aratus, her stepbrother, who was a Greek hero and the patron/liberator of Sicyon. Panacea was said to have a poultice or potion with which she healed the sick. This brought about the concept of the panacea in medicine, a substance meant to cure all diseases. The term is also used figuratively as something intended to completely solve a large, multi-faceted problem.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Panacea

    pan-a-sē′a, n. a universal medicine: (bot.) the plant Allheal (Valeriana officinalis). [Gr. panakeiapas, pan, all, akos, cure.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of panacea in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of panacea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of panacea in a Sentence

  1. Klong Prem:

    We need to change sentencing and make a distinction between small and big time dealers, thailand thinks prisons are a panacea for all crimes, including drug crimes.

  2. Dee Margo:

    The barrier went up, and the fence went up, and it's only about 10 miles long, and the total fencing in the El Paso sector is about 78 miles. And it's not continuous. Now it's part of the process for border security, but it's not the total panacea.

  3. John Burkey:

    There's actually much better accountability, blended learning is not a panacea, and the success of the program isn't about spending a bunch of money on technology. Rather, [it's] looking at what students actually need, and building a culture of innovation to meet those needs.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    The agency advised those affected to monitor their bank accounts for unusual activity, and to request a credit report along with other safeguards against fraud. The Associated Press, which first reported the breach, cited officials saying that the breach could potentially affect every federal agency. One key question is whether intelligence agency employee information was stolen. This is an attack against the nation, said Ken Ammon, chief strategy officer of software security company Xceedium, who added that the stolen information could be used to impersonate or blackmail federal employees with access to sensitive information. The FBI said in a statement that The FBI was working with interagency partners to investigate the breach, while the DHS said it was continuing to monitor federal networks for suspicious activity and is working aggressively to investigate the extent of the breach. Responding to news of the breach, Congressman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., called on Senate Intelligence Committee to pass cybersecurity legislation passed by the House earlier in the year. This bill will not be a panacea for the broad cyber threats we face, but it is one important piece of armor in our defenses that must be put in place – now.

  5. Los Angeles:

    It's probably not going to be a panacea but it's going to improve things, at the very least, it's a gigantic first step.

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