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Snake oil   /sneɪk ɔɪl/   Listen
Snake oil

noun
1.
(medicine) any of various liquids sold as medicine (as by a travelling medicine show) but medically worthless.
2.
Communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive.  Synonym: humbug.






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Words linked to "Snake oil" :   deception, deceit, misrepresentation, medicine, liquid, medical specialty



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