alchemise


alchemise
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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  • alchemise — (Brit.) v. alter elements using alchemy; convert into gold (also alchemize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alchemise — verb To change somethings properties by means of alchemy. Their dearest wish was to alchemise iron into gold …   Wiktionary

  • alchemise — al·che·mise …   English syllables

  • alchemise — /ˈælkəmaɪz/ (say alkuhmuyz) verb (t) (alchemised, alchemising) to change by alchemy; transmute, as metals. Also, alchemize …   Australian English dictionary

  • alchemise — verb alter (elements) by alchemy • Syn: ↑alchemize • Derivationally related forms: ↑alchemy (for: ↑alchemize) • Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • alchemised — alchemise (Brit.) v. alter elements using alchemy; convert into gold (also alchemize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alchemises — alchemise (Brit.) v. alter elements using alchemy; convert into gold (also alchemize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alchemising — alchemise (Brit.) v. alter elements using alchemy; convert into gold (also alchemize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alchemize — /al keuh muyz /, v.t., alchemized, alchemizing. to change by or as by alchemy; transmute: to alchemize lead into gold. Also, esp. Brit., alchemise. [1595 1605; ALCHEM(Y) + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • alchemize — (Amer.) v. alter elements using alchemy; convert into gold (also alchemise) …   English contemporary dictionary