wonder drug
noun Date: 1939 miracle drug

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wonder drug — n. Informal MIRACLE DRUG …   English World dictionary

  • wonder drug — noun : miracle drug * * * a drug, usually recently discovered or developed, noted for its startling curative effect, as an antibiotic or sulfa drug. Also called miracle drug. [1935 40] * * * wonder drug, a drug notably successful in treating… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wonder drug — a drug, usually recently discovered or developed, noted for its startling curative effect, as an antibiotic or sulfa drug. Also called miracle drug. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • wonder drug — won·der drug wənd ər n MIRACLE DRUG …   Medical dictionary

  • wonder drug — won′der drug n. pha a new drug that is noted for its striking curative effect • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • wonder drug — special medication which offers great results; short cut, magic formula …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wonder — ► NOUN 1) a feeling of surprise and admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, or unfamiliar. 2) a person or thing that causes such a feeling. 3) (before another noun ) having remarkable properties or abilities: a wonder drug. ► VERB… …   English terms dictionary

  • wonder — [[t]wʌ̱ndə(r)[/t]] ♦♦ wonders, wondering, wondered 1) VERB If you wonder about something, you think about it, either because it interests you and you want to know more about it, or because you are worried or suspicious about it. [V wh] I wondered …   English dictionary

  • drug — noun 1 substance used as a medicine ADJECTIVE ▪ powerful, strong ▪ effective ▪ safe ▪ modern, new ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • wonder — won|der1 W2S1 [ˈwʌndə US ər] v [I and T] 1.) to think about something that you are not sure about and try to guess what is true, what will happen etc wonder who/what/how etc ▪ I wonder how James is getting on. ▪ What are they going to do now, I… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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