Panaceas are things that are supposed to cure all of the world's problems. They are often overhyped and ineffective, and people often misuse them.

  • The panaceas that the doctor was selling were not very effective.

  • The panaceas that the salesman was selling were very expensive.

Definition of panaceas


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


catholicon, cure-all, nostrum


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

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Example Sentences for panaceas

  • 1

    This brought about the concept of the panacea in medicine.

  • 2

    It's not the panacea you seem to think it is.

  • 3

    But this plan was not designed as a panacea for the refugee crisis.

  • 4

    Doesn't the word 'panacea' imply universality

  • 5

    The american system of democracy is not the solution or panacea for this.

  • 6

    The supplement is considered a panacea by some Cubans.

  • 7

    Nanobots are a very real panacea on the cards at present.

  • 8

    I have no agenda in promoting the Rites as a panacea.

  • 9

    Tourists flocked to Panacea to bask in the restorative springs.

  • 10

    For the next decade cocaine enjoyed the status of a wonder drug and panacea.