"cure-all" meaning in English

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Noun

IPA: /ˈkjʊəɹɔːl/
Etymology: From cure + -all. Etymology templates: {{suffix|en|cure|all}} cure + -all Head templates: {{en-noun|head=cure-all}} cure-all (plural cure-alls) Forms: cure-alls [plural]
  1. (colloquial) Synonym of panacea: a medicine or practice that cures all human ailments. Tags: colloquial
    Sense id: cure-all-en-noun-y4j5f~4X Categories (other): English exocentric verb-noun compounds, English terms suffixed with -all Synonyms: panacea [synonym, synonym-of], cureall

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