catholicon

Definitions of catholicon
  1. noun
    hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
    synonyms: cure-all, nostrum, panacea
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    types:
    elixir
    a substance believed to cure all ills
    elixir of life
    a hypothetical substance believed to maintain life indefinitely; once sought by alchemists
    type of:
    curative, cure, remedy, therapeutic
    a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
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