Definition of Cure-all

1. Noun. Hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists.

Exact synonyms: Catholicon, Nostrum, Panacea
Generic synonyms: Curative, Cure, Remedy, Therapeutic
Specialized synonyms: Elixir



Definition of Cure-all

1. Noun. A panacea. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cure-all

curdlan
curdlans
curdle
curdled
curdler
curdlers
curdles
curdless
curdleth
curdling
curds
curds and whey
curdy
curdy pus
cure
cure-all (current term)
cure-alls
cureall
curealls
cured
cureless
curelessness
curer
curers
cures
curet
curetment
curetonite
curets
curettage

Literary usage of Cure-all

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1. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"... S. John, and S. Bennet the abbot, to cure all poison, S. Apollonia the tooth-ache, S. Otilia sore eyes, ..."

2. Thirty Years of Labor. 1859-1889: In which the History of the Attempts to by Terence Vincent Powderly (1889)
"... organized to fight the drouth alone—The "single tax" not a cure-all for every ill— Government ownership of railroads advocated—Transportation facilities ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"The financial success of ' the microbe killer ' indicates that the discoverer of this alleged cure-all has substantial proof of the truth of the frank ..."

4. Introduction to the Study of Sociology by Edward Cary Hayes (1918)
"Law No cure-all.—After all has been said and done in reference to the direct attack upon injustice in distribution of wealth it remains to be added that the ..."

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