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alchemy

noun al·che·my \ˈal-kə-mē\
plural al·che·mies

Medical Definition of ALCHEMY

:  the medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy whose aims were the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for diseases, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life
al·che·mist \-məst\ noun
al·che·mis·tic \ˌal-kə-ˈmis-tik\ or al·che·mis·ti·cal \-ti-kəl\ adjective

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