Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To transform by or as if by alchemy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To change by alchemy; transmute, as metals.

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

  • transitive verb To change by alchemy; to transmute.

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  • verb Alternative spelling of alchemise.

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

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy

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Examples

  • 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.

    'Arthur': He Drinks, Movie Falls Down

  • 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.

    The Sound Way Down in the Underground

  • 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.

    The Sound Way Down in the Underground

  • 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.

    EVENING’S EMPIRE

  • 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.

    EVENING’S EMPIRE

  • 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.

    My Journey to Report on the Horrors and Hope in the Congo (Part VI)

  • 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.

    Catherine Corpeny: My Journey to Report on the Horrors and Hope in the Congo (Part VI)

  • So as not to be soiled by substances that alchemize to produce laughter in the human species;

    The Best American Poetry 2010

  • 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.

    'A Prophet': The Crime Epic Reborn

  • 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.

    EVENING’S EMPIRE

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