philosopher's stone


philosopher's stone

noun

: an imaginary substance that people in the past believed had the power to change other metals into gold

Full Definition of PHILOSOPHER'S STONE

:  an imaginary stone, substance, or chemical preparation believed to have the power of transmuting baser metals into gold and sought by alchemists; broadly :  an elusive or imaginary key to success —called also philosophers' stone

First Known Use of PHILOSOPHER'S STONE

14th century

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