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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Nostrum(0.00996 detik)
Found 3 items, similar to Nostrum.
English → Indonesian (quick)
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by
the alchemists [syn: panacea, cure-all]
2: patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable
English → English (gcide)
Nostrum \Nos"trum\ (-tr[u^]m), n.; pl. Nostrums (-tr[u^]mz).
[Neut. sing. of L. noster ours, fr. nos we. See Us.]
1. A medicine, the ingredients of which are kept secret for
the purpose of restricting the profits of sale to the
inventor or proprietor; a quack medicine.
2. Any scheme or device proposed by a quack.
The incentives of agitators, the arts of impostors
and the nostrums of quacks. --Brougham.
3. Any scheme asserted to solve a problem, but with no
objective basis for belief in its effectiveness; esp., in
politics, a scheme or proposal likely to prove popular