September 6th, 2021

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Word of the Day 09/06/21 Nostrum

Nostrum (noun)
nostrum [ nos-truhm ]

1. a medicine sold with false or exaggerated claims and with no demonstrable value; quack medicine.
2. a scheme, theory, device, etc., especially one to remedy social or political ills; panacea: The party was pushing the nostrum of corporate tax reduction, as if that would undo decades of industrial job loss.
3. a medicine made by the person who recommends it.
4. a patent medicine.

potion, fix, drug, medicine, remedy, cure, panacea, treatment, elixir, formula, catholicon, patent medicine, quick fix

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Origin: First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin: literally, “our, ours” (neuter singular of noster ), with a noun such as remedium “remedy, cure” being understood; referring to the seller's calling the drug “our” drug

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