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alkahest

noun al·ka·hest \ˈal-kə-ˌhest\

Definition of ALKAHEST

:  the universal solvent believed by alchemists to exist
al·ka·hes·tic \ˌal-kə-ˈhes-tik\ adjective

Origin of ALKAHEST

New Latin alchahest
First Known Use: 1641

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