Elixir

E*lix"ir

(?), n. [F. lixir, Sp. elixir, Ar. eliksr the philosopher's stone, prob. from Gr. dry, (hence probably) a dry powder; cf. Skr. ksh 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.
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2. (Alchemy) An imaginary liquor capable of transmuting metals into gold; also, one for producing life indefinitely; as, elixir vit, or the elixir of life.
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3. The refined spirit; the quintessence.
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The . . . elixir of worldly delights.
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4. Any cordial or substance which invigorates.
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The grand elixir, to support the spirits of human nature.
Addison.
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