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  • n. Alternative form of alkahest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as alkahest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • etc. See alkahest, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists


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  • Alchemy furnishes the theme for one tale; the protagonist seeks an alcahest, a human victim for his crucible.

    The Merry-Go-Round

  • "Can it be," with a side-glance at the newcomer, "that we have lost our -- I may not call him our quintessence or alcahest -- rather shall I say our baser ore, that at the virgin touch of our philosophical stone blushed into ruddy gold?

    The Long Night


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