elixir

Definitions:

  • A sweetened aromatic solution of alcohol and water, serving as a vehicle for medicine.
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  • A substance believed to maintain life indefinitely.
  • A substance or medicine believed to have the power to cure all ills.
  • An underlying principle.
  • In <em>alchemy</em>, a soluble solid substance which was believed to have the property of transmuting baser metals into silver or gold and of prolonging life.
  • In <em>medicine</em>, formerly, a tincture with more than one base; in modern pharmacy, an aromatic, sweetened, spirituous preparation containing small quantities of active medicinal substances.
  • The inmost principle; absolute embodiment or exemplification.
  • To give the character of an elixir to.
  • A tincture with more than one base; a compound tincture or medicine, composed of various substances, held in solution by alcohol in some form.
  • An imaginary liquor capable of transmuting metals into gold; also, one for producing life indefinitely.
  • The refined spirit; the quintessence.
  • Any cordial or substance which invigorates.
  • A liquid which <xref>converts</xref> <xref>lead</xref> to <xref>gold</xref>.
  • A liquid which is believed to <xref>cure</xref> all <xref>ills</xref> and gives <xref>eternal</xref> life.
  • A sweet flavored <xref>liquid</xref> (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding <xref>medicines</xref> to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste.
  • hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold
  • a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste
  • a substance believed to cure all ills
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