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al•che•my



Pronunciation: (al'ku-mē), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/alchemy.html on line 83 [key]
n.,
pl. -mies for 2.

1. a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life.
2. any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/alchemy.html on line 136 alchemy (Encyclopedia)

 

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