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Meaning of ELIXIR

Pronunciation:  i'liksur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a substance believed to cure all ills
  2. [n]  a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste
 

ELIXIR is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: cure-all, elixir of life, liquid, nostrum, panacea, potion

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\E*lix"ir\, n. [F. ['e]lixir, Sp. elixir, Ar. eliks[=i]r
the philosopher's stone, prob. from Gr. ? dry, (hence
probably) a dry powder; cf. Skr. ksh[=a] to burn.]
1. (Med.) A tincture with more than one base; a compound
   tincture or medicine, composed of various substances, held
   in solution by alcohol in some form.

2. (Alchemy) An imaginary liquor capable of transmuting
   metals into gold; also, one for producing life
   indefinitely; as, elixir vit[ae], or the elixir of life.

3. The refined spirit; the quintessence.

         The . . . elixir of worldly delights. --South.

4. Any cordial or substance which invigorates.

         The grand elixir, to support the spirits of human
         nature.                               --Addison.

 
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