from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To transform by or as if by alchemy.
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- v. Alternative spelling of alchemise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To change by alchemy; to transmute.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To change by alchemy; transmute, as metals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. alter (elements) by alchemy
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It took him a lifetime (67 last week) to fully alchemize the two idioms—bebop and island music (reggae, calypso, mento)—and it requires a full cast of three drummers, assorted bassists and guitarists and even a second keyboard, plus Mr. Alexander doubling on melodica.
Even Helen Mirren, a casting choice so obvious it hurts, can't alchemize the role of Hobson which won John Gielgud an Oscar into much besides a humorless scold.
But just as terror is about to knock something shifts, perhaps enough consciousness raised that a sinister energy is alchemize, and terror turns and retreats from the door.
As per Mr. Audiard's blackly comedic inclinations, opposites here don't just attract, they alchemize, with Carla turning Paul into a gentleman and he turning her into a hussy and a crook.
I said that perhaps his gifts as an artist would allow him to alchemize the pain of his divorce into music that would heal himself and others.
So as not to be soiled by substances that alchemize to produce laughter in the human species;
On our yoga mat, we alchemize all these things, we open to them and then use them to our advantage, turn them into blessings.
I use my camera to alchemize bad moods into good ones, or at least decent, non-sucky ones.
During my nine years in Shanghai, I have learned how to sell Nikes to mainland teenagers (avoid U. S.-style brash rebellion) and HSBC Premier accounts to the nouveau riche (alchemize superior service into status projection).
The cornerstone of her recent attempts to alchemize the dross of her tattered campaign into nomination gold is the seating of the delegations from the discredited and discounted Florida and Michigan primaries, even if it means trashing the Constitution.
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