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One entry found for alchemy.
Main Entry: al·che·my
Pronunciation: primarystressal-kschwa-memacron
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English alkamie, alquemie, from early French alquemie or Latin alchymia (both same meaning), from Arabic al-kimacrmiyamacr' (same meaning), from al "the" and kimacrmiyamacr' "alchemy," from Greek chemacronmeia "alchemy" --related to CHEMO-, CHEMISTRY
: a medieval chemical science with the goals of changing less valuable metals into gold, discovering a single cure for all diseases, and discovering how to live forever

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