Definition of ALCHEMY

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al·​che·​my | ˈal-kə-mēHow to pronounce alchemy (audio)

1 : a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life

2 : a power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way … the practitioners of financial alchemy that transformed the world of money in the 1980’s …— Gordon Williams

3 : an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting

Other Words from alchemy Alchemist: Someone Who Transforms Things for the Better The History of Alchemy More Example Sentences Learn More about alchemy


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