Definition of diacatholicon in English:



  • A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases; a panacea.

    • ‘He purged a widow, once, with certain quantities of Diacatholicon.’
    • ‘Oederna was to be treated by taking a remedy such as Diacatholicon to divert the fluxion of humour.’
    • ‘No drug is current in their shops but diacatholicon.’
    • ‘There are other men who stand still higher on the "rolls of fame," whose Diacatholicons never vary, whatever be the name or nature of the disease!’
    • ‘Diacatholicon was the best-selling drug at the Giglio, and especially common in liquid purges.’
    universal cure, cure-all, cure for all ills, universal remedy, sovereign remedy, heal-all, nostrum, elixir, wonder drug, perfect solution, magic formula, magic bullet
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Late Middle English: medieval Latin, from Greek dia katholikōn made of general ingredients.