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English noun: nostrum

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

Synonymscatholicon, cure-all, panacea

Broader (hypernym)curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic

Narrower (hyponym)elixir

2. nostrum (artifact) patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable

Broader (hypernym)patent medicine

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