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

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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Word History


alchemy + -ize

First Known Use

1594, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alchemize was in 1594

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“Alchemize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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