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Elixir

Elixir

n.
1. (Med.) A tincture with more than one base; a compound tincture or medicine, composed of various substances, held in solution by alcohol in some form.
2. (Alchemy) An imaginary liquor capable of transmuting metals into gold; also one for producing life indefinitely; as elixir vitae, or the elixir of life.
3. The refined spirit; the quintessence.
"The elixir of worldly delights." -  South.

4. Any cordial or substance which invigorates.
"The grand elixir, to support the spirits of human nature." - Addison.



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