HyperDic: nostrum

English > 2 senses of the word nostrum:
NOUNartifactnostrum, panacea, catholicon, cure-allhypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases
artifactnostrumpatent medicine whose efficacy is questionable
English > nostrum: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaninghypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists.
Synonymspanacea, catholicon, cure-all
NarrowerelixirA substance believed to cure all ills
Broaderremedy, curative, cure, therapeuticA medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve / relieve pain
Spanishcuralotodo, panacea, sanalotodo
English > nostrum: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningpatent medicine whose efficacy is questionable.
Broaderpatent medicinemedicine that is protected by a patent / patent and available without a doctor's prescription
Spanishdroga de charlatán, panacea, remedio milagroso

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