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Word: panacea

Definition: cure-all; remedy for all diseases


Sentences Containing 'panacea'

It was considered a decorative plant at first, then a panacea, before it became a common snuff and tobacco plant.
Sellers should realize that Flat Fee programs are not a panacea for problems or issues they may have experienced in trying to sell their home.
Such strikes are not a panacea, as an air strike with civilian casualties will turn the essential political dynamic against the guerrilla force.

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