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See also elixír, and élixir

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From Medieval Latin elixir, from Arabic الإكسير (al-’iksīr), from Ancient Greek ξήριον (medicinal powder), from ξηρός (dry).

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  • IPA: /ɪˈlɪksə/

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Singular
Elixir

Plural
Elixirs

Elixir (plural Elixirs)
  1. Patrono:Alchemy A liquid which converts lead to gold.
    • 2002, Philip Ball, The Elements: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2004, p. 59:
      For Chinese alchemists, gold held the key to the Elixir, the Eastern equivalent of the Philosopher's Stone.
  2. A liquid which is believed to cure all ills and gives eternal life.
  3. Patrono:Pharmacy 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.

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