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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of alchemise.

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Examples

  • "alchemised" his materials, as Mr. Greenwood says of his author of the plays; turned dross into gold, brick into marble.

    Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

  • Deb isn't haunted by the American writer's incongruous sense of innocence only a society alchemised by its illusions could come up with a term like the Jazz Age, nor his ineffable vision of capital and writing.

    The Beautiful and the Damned: Life in the New India by Siddhartha Deb – review

  • Later, he and she, sitting in the one armchair — advantage of being thin — pored over these alchemised pages and inhaled their glamour.

    The White Monkey

  • The rattle of the wheels was alchemised into song, and as with half-closed eyes he listened to it, there swam across it now the full face of the singer, now the profile of the pianist, that had stood out white and intent against the dark panelling behind his head.

    Michael

  • The most tragic situation has here again been alchemised by Luini's magic into a pure idyll, without the loss of power, without the sacrifice of edification.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete Series I, II, and III

  • The most tragic situation has here again been alchemised by Luini's magic into a pure idyll, without the loss of power, without the sacrifice of edification.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, First Series

  • The Holy Fool had dallied for awhile as a street clown (what's with the clowns!); while one of his favourite hobbies was producing mind-bending electronica, alchemised from old radios and tape recorders.

    Word Magazine - Comments

  • True, Cronenberg would later benefit from the character-building nature of wrestling such beasts by making the underrated Spider, a minor modern classic that alchemised the dense, definitively literary approach of Patrick McGrath into something truly filmic.

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • True, Cronenberg would later benefit from the character-building nature of wrestling such beasts by making the underrated Spider, a minor modern classic that alchemised the dense, definitively literary approach of Patrick McGrath into something truly filmic.

    Culture | guardian.co.uk

  • I always struggled to find the right balance between the ingredients to form the golden springy dough, but there were a few rare occasions when the ingredients alchemised and what emerged was, to my mind, the world’s finest food; fresh pasta boiled ever so fleetingly to al dente firmness: Even as I finish my breakfast porridge the mouth waters.

    Italian Inflection

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