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

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time and fiction writers have alchemized these Wild West thugs into romantic heroes
Recent Examples on the Web 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 My college roommate resigned herself to buying different shades of liquid foundation and alchemizing them into a hybrid of her own. Rawiya Kameir, Vogue, "After the Fenty Phenomenon, What’s Next for Inclusivity in Beauty?," 18 Mar. 2019 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

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First Known Use of alchemize

1594, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jan 2020

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“Alchemize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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