alkahest

noun
al·​ka·​hest | \ ˈal-kə-ˌhest How to pronounce alkahest (audio) \

Definition of alkahest

: the universal solvent believed by alchemists to exist

Other Words from alkahest

alkahestic \ ˌal-​kə-​ˈhe-​stik How to pronounce alkahestic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of alkahest

1651, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alkahest

New Latin alchahest

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“Alkahest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkahest. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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