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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A quack remedy. An idea that someone thinks will solve a problem easily, but will probably not help at all.

Usage examples (27)
  • The man touted his miracle nostrum could cure a cold in ten minutes.
  • Jail is the conventional and time-honored nostrum, which is administered with a glow of moral self-esteem, and no more thought about it.
  • The nostrum-makers have labelled all the features of
  • Snivel here receives a nostrum from the lady's purse. for more
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