Definitions

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  • noun Chemistry.

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  • noun obsolete alchemy, chemistry (prior to their being properly distinguished)

Etymologies

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From the post-Classical Latin chemia, chymia, chimia.

Examples

  • On the other hand, the occult tradition with its precedents in late antiquity (e.g., astrology) or in Arabic scientific writing (e.g., in al - chemy and magic) found a fertile soil in Renaissance society.

    HUMANISM IN ITALY

  • Alexandrian al - chemy did not continue much longer as a living tradi - tion.

    ALCHEMY

  • On Latin prolongevity al - chemy, see R.P. Multhauf, “John of Rupescissa and the

    LONGEVITY

  • No one has so well revealed its true design as E.A. Hitchcock, who, in his delightful work entitled "Remarks upon A.chemy and the A.chemists," says, "The genuine

    The Symbolism of Freemasonry

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