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.