to change by or as by ; transmute:
to alchemize lead into gold.
(transitive) to alter (an element, metal, etc) by alchemy; transmute
to change by or as by ; transmute: to alchemize lead into gold. verb (transitive) to alter (an element, metal, etc) by alchemy; transmute
a person who is versed in or practices . a comedy (1610) by Ben Jonson. Contemporary Examples I feel like they are the alchemist of the tuber world; they make everything from smooth, soft purees to beautiful crunchy pickles. Fresh Picks Eli Kirshtein February 22, 2010 Well, he was no Svengali, no alchemist and, obviously, […]
a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life. any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance […]
(often initial capital letter) . Historical Examples In other words, a being of the alcheringa never has more than one representative among the living. The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life Emile Durkheim The evidence of the Arunta legends as to the customs of the alcheringa, or ‘dreamtime,’ is ‘such stuff as dreams are made […]