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Nostrum

Meaning: 1. Patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable. 2. a scheme, theory, device, etc., especially one to remedy social or political ills; panacea.

Mar 21, 2016 10:05 IST
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Meaning: 1. Patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable. 2. a scheme, theory, device, etc., especially one to remedy social or political ills; panacea.

Pronunciation: nos-truh m

Synonyms: catholicon, elixir, medicine, remedy, treatment, cure, drug

Usage/Example: 1. Riyah gave her sister a nostrum to allay her allergy towards the pollen grains.

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