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  • n. A mythical element of which the philosopher's stone was believed to be composed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The matter of which the philosopher's stone was believed to be composed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The name given by the alchemists to the matter of which they supposed the philosopher's stone to be constituted.

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Examples

  • "It would be magnificent to see that valve close from this angle, held by living struts designed to do their work with a combination of delicacy and strength that man himself, for all his science, carmot yet duplicate."

    Fantastic Voyage

  • In this case the weakness of leadership will not cause a hibernation of the state, but an awakening of all the individual instincts which are present in the blood, but carmot develop in times when there is a dominant will.

    Mein Kampf

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  • The material which the Philosopher's stone is said to be made of. Both items may be one and the same. (Wikipedia)

    May 23, 2008