al·​che·​mize | \ ˈal-kə-ˌmīz How to pronounce alchemize (audio) \
alchemized; alchemizing

Definition of alchemize

transitive verb

: to change by alchemy : transmute

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Examples of alchemize in a Sentence

time and fiction writers have alchemized these Wild West thugs into romantic heroes
Recent Examples on the Web Your guides are asking you to alchemize the pain, overwhelming feelings, or frustration that’s been present into something beautiful. Meghan Rose, Glamour, "Leo Tarot Horoscopes: March 2021," 1 Mar. 2021 Biscuits, like many of the world’s most delicious things, are peasant food and thus are meant to be made with the cheapest ingredients that, in the hands of a skilled cook, alchemizes into edible gold. Los Angeles Times, "How to Boil Water: Buttermilk biscuits," 10 Apr. 2020 These changes alchemize a small piece of gold into a small piece of lead. Thomas Mallon, The New Yorker, "Marriage, Betrayal, and the Letters Behind “The Dolphin”," 9 Dec. 2019 The sets are a creepy simulacrum of the surrounding village, alchemizing local history and lore into horror. New York Times, "The Headless Horseman Industrial Complex," 11 Oct. 2019 Pain should not have to be alchemized into prose, for public consumption. Megan Garber, The Atlantic, "The Paradox at the Heart of Know My Name," 2 Oct. 2019 The emotion also echoes the poignant evidence laid out in this book, bearing witness to Fisher’s strength, compassion, talent and ability to alchemize pain into art. Celia Wren, Washington Post, "A new biography dishes about Carrie Fisher’s tumultuous, bittersweet life," 14 Nov. 2019 There’s something really relaxed about being in the desert, something really alchemizing. Arielle Paul, Los Angeles Times, "Creating harmony in Kristen Gutoskie’s living room | My Favorite Room," 12 Oct. 2019 Other contributors serve beauty by alchemizing trash. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, "In the galleries: ‘Habitats’ at Target Gallery showcases the nature of creativity," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of alchemize

1594, in the meaning defined above

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7 Mar 2021

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“Alchemize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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