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English noun: Panacea

1. Panacea (person) (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia

Instance hypernymGreek deity

2. panacea (artifact) hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists

Synonymscatholicon, cure-all, nostrum

Broader (hypernym)curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic

Narrower (hyponym)elixir

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