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elixir

e·lix·ir

elixir

 
pronunciation:
lihk sr
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sweetened, aromatic solution of alcohol and water used as a vehicle for medicines.
The drug's active ingredients are now combined with the elixir.
definition 2: a substance believed by alchemists or others to be capable of changing base metals into gold, or of prolonging life.
He claimed that he had been given the elixir of life by a wizard and would now live forever.
definition 3: a medicine believed to cure all diseases; panacea.
definition 4: the quintessence, underlying principle, or perfect embodiment of something.
similar words:
essence