Definition of Alchemy in English :

Define Alchemy in English

Alchemy meaning in English

Meaning of Alchemy in English

Pronunciation of Alchemy in English

Alchemy pronunciation in English

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1. alchemy, chemistry, interpersonal chemistry

the way two individuals relate to each other

Example Sentences:
'their chemistry was wrong from the beginning -- they hated each other'
'a mysterious alchemy brought them together'

2. alchemy

a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -mies
the pseudoscientific predecessor of chemistry that sought a method of transmuting base metals into gold, an elixir to prolong life indefinitely, a panacea or universal remedy, and an alkahest or universal solvent
a power like that of alchemy
her beauty had a potent alchemy

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an early form of chemistry, with philosophic and magical associations, studied in the Middle Ages: its chief aims were to change base metals into gold and to discover the elixir of perpetual youth
a power or process of changing one thing into another; esp., a seemingly miraculous power or process of changing a thing into something better

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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1. A medieval chemical philosophy having as its asserted aims the transmutation of base metals into gold, the discovery of the panacea, and the preparation of the elixir of longevity.
2. A seemingly magical power or process of transmuting: "He wondered by what alchemy it was changed, so that what sickened him one hour, maddened him with hunger the next" (Marjorie K. Rawlings).

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