nostrum nostrum

Definition(s):

  1. (n) hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
  2. (n) patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Rose distinguished the nostrum pushers from those seeking to bring yoga and science together.
  2. But the purveyor of that nostrum has something more valuable, to himself, than its ingredients.
  3. The nostrum peddlers had a sure cure for itand generally the same cure.

News

  1. Streamlined News: Mare Nostrum, Pan Am Masters Recaps

    PHOENIX, Arizona, June 11. BARCELONA welcomed some of the world's best swimmers today on the second stop of the three-meet Mare Nostrum circuit, and Ruta Meilutyte was definitely the highlight of th...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Swimming World Magazine

  2. Mare Nostrum, Barcelona: Ruta Meilutyte Rockets to European Record in 50 Breast

    By David Rieder BARCELONA, Spain, June 11. OLYMPIC champion Ruta Meilutyte blasted through the 30-second barrier in the long course 50 breaststroke today at the Barcelona stop of the Mare Nostrum s...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Swimming World Magazine

  3. Mare Nostrum, Monte Carlo: Camille Muffat, Jeremy Stravius Strong on Second Day

    By David Rieder MONTE CARLO, Monaco, June 9. THE first stop of the Mare Nostrum series in Monaco wrapped up with a handful of speedy swims, most notably from French swimmers Camille Muffat and Jere...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Swimming World Magazine

Quotes

  1. "The reason I have decided to pull out of the Mare Nostrum team was because I want to get some good training done," Lenton said from Brisbane. "After having quite a full on start to the year in more ways than one, I wanted to have a bit of...
    on May 28, 2007 By: Libby Lenton Source: The Age

  2. "The traditional Conservative vision of welfare as a safety net encompasses another outdated Tory nostrum - that poverty is absolute, not relative," Mr Clark writes. "Churchill's safety net is at the bottom, holding people at subsistence...
    on Nov 22, 2006 By: Greg Clark Source: BBC News

  3. "Almost certainly the package enacted by Congress will include a bit of every nostrum: lower tax rates, tax rebates, unemployment subsidies," Mr. Buckley writes in National Review. "What isn't likely to come out of it is generic reforms of a...
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: William F Buckley Jr Source: Dallas Morning News

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