One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A universal remedy; a panacea.
solution, answer, cure, antidote, corrective, curative, nostrum, panacea, cure-all, palliative, balm, magic formulaView synonyms
- ‘It's not offered as a heal-all, and I most definitely do not attempt to make it more mysterious than it truly is.’
- 1.1informal Any of a number of medicinal plants, especially roseroot and self-heal.
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