Nostrum Synonym: quack medicine

Nostrum Sentence: That medical store was closed by the government for selling nostrums.

Under The Lens: Nostrum Various Meaning

A nostrum is a medicine sold with false or exaggerated claims and with no demonstrable value. The word also refers to a medicine made by the person who recommends it and a patent medicine. Etymologically it means ‘our medicine’. Nostrum may also mean a medicine for all diseases or a cure-all.

 

 

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