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Alcahest

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Definition

noun

A fabled or hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists for what they believed can dissolve all substance (including gold) and for its invaluable medicinal property.


Supplement

Word origin: Latin Alchahest, f. Alcahest, a word that has an arabic appearance, but was probably arbitrarily formed by Paracelsus.

Alternative form: alkahest