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panacea

pa nuh see uh

  • n  (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia
  • n  hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists

  • The way the governments are reacting it appears that bailout is the panacea for all recessionary problems.
  • At the moment, culling of all birds in the poultry appears to be the panacea to stop spread of bird flu.
  • The panacea to curb drug abuse is to make it impossible for a person to get access to drugs without a doctor's prescription.
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  • Henry Paulson in AsiaOne
    US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson voiced opposition to the package, telling lawmakers that the 700 billion dollar US(S$1070 billion) financial bailout program "is not a panacea for all our economic difficulties. The purpose of the financial rescue...
  • Charles Schumer in FOXNews
    While we certainly all hope this will be a shot in the arm for the housing slump, it is hardly a panacea,Schumer said, noting that 22 percent of subprime loan holders are excluded from the plan because they are behind on their payments.
  • Barack Obama in ABC News
    This is not a panacea,Obama said at a news conference where he straddled nearly every issue.

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