- alchemy ► NOUN 1) the medieval forerunner of chemistry, concerned particularly with attempts to convert common metals into gold or to find a universal elixir. 2) a mysterious or paradoxical process.DERIVATIVES alchemical adjective alchemist noun alchemize (also alchemise) verb.ORIGIN from an Arabic word based on Greek khmia, khmeia 'art of transmuting metals' .
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alchemical — adjective a) Of or pertaining to the medieval chemical science and philosophy of alchemy. b) Of or pertaining to an unexplainable transmutation … Wiktionary
alchemical — adj. of alchemy, pertaining to a medieval form of chemistry which focused on the transmutation of base metals into gold … English contemporary dictionary
alchemical — al·chem·i·cal … English syllables
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