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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang Something regarded as a magical solution or cure: "There is no magic bullet against cancer” ( Matt Clark).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A simple remedy to a difficult or complex problem, especially a cure for a disease. Often used to refer to a non-existent, overly simplistic remedy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A drug or therapy or preventive that cures or prevents a disease, with only minimal side effects.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a remedy (drug or therapy or preventive) that cures or prevents a disease

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