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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Hypothetical remedy for ills or diseases.

Usage examples (35)
  • MCBRIDE: Well, I just don't think it's a cure-all.
  • The governor's corporate approach isn't a cure-all.
  • There is no such thing as a cure-all for terrorism.
  • But is ethanol really the cure-all that we are told? for more
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  • The doctor can "cure all" (to heal all) her patients, but she has not yet discovered a cure-all (a universal remedy for all ailments).
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