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A hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists for its power to dissolve all substance and for its invaluable medicinal property.


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

Alternative form: alcahest