Definition of 'panacea'
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Cricket was both the problem and the panacea. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We have to be careful about just being seen to be the sort of universal panacea. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For him it was a universal panacea. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is not a panacea for existing ills. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Guaranteed as a panacea for all ills? The Glasgow Girls (1994)Craft is not a panacea for modern ills. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Yet the treaty is by no means a panacea. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But common security is no panacea, and problems can be identified with it. NATO's Changing Strategic Agenda (1990)The problem in India is similar with antibiotics perceived as a universal panacea. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But while there is no single panacea, there is radical action we can take now. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Of course, cash is by no means a panacea. Times, Sunday Times (2010)While it cannot offer a panacea, it can certainly move the global economy in the right direction. Times, Sunday Times (2009)China may be a panacea to this company, but there are still lots of basics to sort out. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The image of self-esteem as a universal panacea has been further undermined by research suggesting that too much of it can be a bad thing. MAKING HAPPY PEOPLE (2005)
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Translations for 'panacea'
British English: panacea NOUN
If you say that something is not a panacea for a particular set of problems, you mean that it will not solve all those problems.
Trade is not a panacea for the world's economic or social ills.
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