alchemize

verb
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: May 2021," 1 May 2021 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: April 2021," 1 Apr. 2021 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: April 2021," 1 Apr. 2021 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

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First Known Use of alchemize

1594, in the meaning defined above

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6 May 2021

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“Alchemize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alchemize. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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