Alcahest
Alcahest \Al"ca*hest\, n. Same as {Alkahest}. [1913 Webster]

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  • alcahest — alcaest ou alcahest (al ka èst) s. m. 1°   Terme d alchimie. Liqueur qui était supposée propre à guérir toute sorte d engorgements. 2°   Dissolvant universel, capable de ramener tous les corps de la nature à leur première vie. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Ce… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • alcahest — var. of ALKAHEST. * * * alcahest variant of alkahest …   Useful english dictionary

  • alcahest — /al keuh hest /, n. alkahest. * * * …   Universalium

  • alcahest — noun variant spelling of alkahest …   English new terms dictionary

  • alcahest — /ˈælkəhɛst/ (say alkuhhest) noun → alkahest …   Australian English dictionary

  • alcahest —   n. see alkahest …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Alcahest (video game) — Infobox VG| title = Alcahest developer = HAL Laboratory publisher = Square designer = Atsushi Kakuta (director) Jun Ishikawa (composer) Satoru Iwata (executive producer) engine = released = vgrelease|JP=December 17, 1993 genre = Action role… …   Wikipedia

  • alkahest — (n.) universal solvent sought by alchemists, 1640s, from Fr. alcahest, from M.L. alcahest, a pseudo Arabic word coined by Paracelsus (see ALCHEMY (Cf. alchemy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Alkahest — Al ka*hest, n. [LL. alchahest, F. alcahest, a word that has an Arabic appearance, but was probably arbitrarily formed by Paracelsus.] The fabled universal solvent of the alchemists; a menstruum capable of dissolving all bodies. {Al ka*hes tic}, a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alkahestic — Alkahest Al ka*hest, n. [LL. alchahest, F. alcahest, a word that has an Arabic appearance, but was probably arbitrarily formed by Paracelsus.] The fabled universal solvent of the alchemists; a menstruum capable of dissolving all bodies. {Al… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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