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Old 03-06-2008, 08:07 PM
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Default The Definition of ALCHEMY

Here is a standard definition of Alchemy as understood by the vulgar and uninitiated.


Alchemy

Main Entry: al·che·my
Pronunciation: \ˈal-kə-mē\
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English alkamie, alquemie, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French alkimie, from Medieval Latin alchymia, from Arabic al-kīmiyā', from al the + kīmiyā' alchemy, from Late Greek chēmeia
Date: 14th century
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 of transforming something common into something special
3 : an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting
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