al·che·mize | \ˈal-kə-ˌmīz \
alchemized; alchemizing

Definition of alchemize 

transitive verb

: to change by alchemy : transmute

Examples of alchemize in a Sentence

time and fiction writers have alchemized these Wild West thugs into romantic heroes

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Beasley, who was born in 1985, belongs in a lineage of black artists such as David Hammons and Nari Ward whose works revolve around reclamation: Parlaying scarred and worn castoffs, airing out lingering wounds, and alchemizing dark histories. Cate Mcquaid,, "At the ICA, Kevin Beasley alchemizes dark histories," 23 May 2018 And these pieces of ore and other mixed metals were alchemized into Golden Knights by coach Gerard Gallant, who had been fired by the Panthers and so had a lot in common with his players. Steve Rosenbloom,, "Vegas Golden Knights are four wins from the NHL’s 'Miracle On Ice'," 21 May 2018 Miraculously, Maddin succeeds in alchemizing this Hollywood junkola into something strange, new, and frequently wonderful. J.r. Jones, Chicago Reader, "With The Green Fog, Guy Maddin delivers an experimental feature that’s pure entertainment," 26 Apr. 2018 Like an oyster producing a lustrous pearl from an agitating agent, Neil’s meeting with the renamed Rockets alchemized gnarly, sloppy energy into molten beauty. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Neil Young & Crazy Horse Return to the Stage: A Crash Course on Their Legendary Collaboration," 25 Apr. 2018 The condos have helped make New York a magnet for foreign plutocrats eager to alchemize dubious fortunes into solid square footage. Justin Davidson, Daily Intelligencer, "The Megamall–Hotel–Condo–Concert Hall That Ate New York City," 10 Jan. 2018 That the slur cuck casts white men as victims aligns with the dicta of whiteness, which seek to alchemize one’s profligate sins into virtue. Ta-nehisi Coates, The Atlantic, "The First White President," 7 Sep. 2017 Cy-Fair was able to scoop up a whopping four Midway oopsies and alchemize them into 24 points en route to a 51-35 win. Stephen English, star-telegram, "Football’s state championship week was a thriller — but far fewer showed up to watch," 24 Dec. 2017 The director Damien Chazelle wanted to alchemize the city’s present-day studios, freeways and vistas into an aria to the city’s original spirit. Boris Kachka, New York Times, "The Visionaries Behind the Memorable Worlds of Film," 13 Sep. 2017

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1594, in the meaning defined above

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