alkahest

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noun al·ka·hest \ˈal-kə-ˌhest\

Definition of alkahest

  1. :  the universal solvent believed by alchemists to exist

alkahestic

play \ˌal-kə-ˈhes-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of alkahest

New Latin alchahest


First Known Use: 1651


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