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ELIXIR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does elixir mean? 

ELIXIR (noun)
  The noun ELIXIR has 3 senses:

1. a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste
2. a hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold
3. a substance believed to cure all ills

  Familiarity information: ELIXIR used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ELIXIR (noun)


Sense 1elixir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("elixir" is a kind of...):

liquid (a substance in the fluid state of matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume)


Sense 2elixir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

philosopher's stone; philosophers' stone; elixir

Hypernyms ("elixir" is a kind of...):

matter; substance (that which has mass and occupies space)


Sense 3elixir [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A substance believed to cure all ills

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("elixir" is a kind of...):

catholicon; cure-all; nostrum; panacea (hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists)

potion (a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "elixir"):

elixir of life (a hypothetical substance believed to maintain life indefinitely; once sought by alchemists)


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