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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A substance believed to cure all ills; A hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold.

Usage examples (35)
  • In the eternal quest for a fountain of youth, no elixir is beyond the realm of consideration.
  • What about the aqua vitae aka elixir of immortality?
  • Wading through the elixir was a calculated risk we both understood.
  • All wrong for the drink that writer E.B. White called the elixir of quietude. for more
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