A hypothetical cure for all diseases and illnesses. The term is also used to symbolize something that would make all of one's problems and troubles disappear.

Use panacea in a sentence

  • The man thought that taking a large dose of vitamins would be the panacea for all of his medical problems, but he found that this was simply not the case.

    19 people found this helpful
  • The snake oil salesman of the Old West typically hawked a bottled elixir of questionable content, claiming its value as a panacea.

    18 people found this helpful
  • Many patients believe that antibiotics are a panacea that will cure all of their ills, but this type of medication is only effective against bacterial infections.

    15 people found this helpful
Show more usage examples...

Browse by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z