Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • etc. See alkahest, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as alkahest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of alkahest.

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

  • noun hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists

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Examples

  • 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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