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`ka*hes"tic}, a. [1913 Webster]

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  • alkahestic — adjective see alkahest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alkahestic — See alkahest. * * * …   Universalium

  • alkahestic — al·ka·hes·tic …   English syllables

  • alkahestic — adjective of or pertaining to the alkahest that alchemists assumed to exist • Pertains to noun: ↑alkahest • Derivationally related forms: ↑alkahest …   Useful english dictionary

  • alkahest — alkahestic, alkahestical, adj. /al keuh hest /, n. the universal solvent sought by the alchemists. Also, alcahest. [1635 45; < late ML alchahest; prob. coinage of Paracelsus] * * * …   Universalium

  • alkahest — noun Etymology: New Latin alchahest Date: 1641 the universal solvent believed by alchemists to exist • alkahestic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alkahestical — See alkahestic. * * * …   Universalium

  • universal solvent — noun hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists • Syn: ↑alkahest, ↑alcahest • Derivationally related forms: ↑alkahestic (for: ↑alkahest) • Hypernyms: ↑solve …   Useful english dictionary

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