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alchemy

al·che·my

alchemy

 
 
pronunciation:
ael k mi
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part of speech: noun
inflections: alchemies
definition 1: an ancient exploration and practice of chemistry which flourished particularly during medieval times. Practitioners used chemical processes in the hope of, for example, producing gold from base metals, finding the key to eternal life, and uncovering a single cure for all disease.
Some brilliant thinkers such as Isaac Newton practiced alchemy.
definition 2: (often pl.) a magical power or process of transmutation.
By some mysterious alchemy, these two very different people fell madly in love.
similar words:
magic
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derivations: alchemical (adj.), alchemistic (adj.), alchemistical (adj.), alchemically (adv.)