特効薬

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See also: 特效藥

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
とく > とっ
Grade: 4
こう
Grade: 5
やく
Grade: 3
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

From 特効 (tokkō, extremely effective) +‎ (yaku, medicine).

Noun[edit]

特効薬 (hiragana とっこうやく, rōmaji tokkōyaku)

  1. A medicine that is extremely effective for a sickness
    タミフルはインフルエンザの特効薬 (とっこうやく)として期待 (きたい)されている。
    Tamifuru wa infuruenza no tokkōyaku to shite kitaisareteiru.
    Tamiflu is expected as a silver bullet for a flu.
  2. A solution that is extremely effective for a problem; a silver bullet
    環境問題 (かんきょうもんだい)解決 (かいけつ)する特効薬 (とっこうやく)は、いまのところ ()つかっていない。
    Kankyō mondai o kaiketsusuru tokkōyaku wa, ima no tokoro mitsukatteinai.
    Any silver bullet that solves environmental problems has not found yet.