from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The ambrosia, prepared by the Hindu gods, that bestows immortality.
  • n. The immortality achieved by drinking amrita.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The water of life

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Immortality; also, the nectar conferring immortality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Hindu mythology, the ambrosia of the gods; the beverage of immortality, that resulted from the churning of the ocean by the gods and demons.


Sanskrit amṛtam.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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