[ih-lik-ser] /ɪˈlɪk sər/
Pharmacology. a sweetened, aromatic solution of alcohol and water containing, or used as a vehicle for, medicinal substances.
Also called elixir of life. an alchemic preparation formerly believed to be capable of prolonging life.
an alchemic preparation formerly believed to be capable of transmuting base metals into gold.
the quintessence or absolute embodiment of anything.
a panacea; cure-all; sovereign remedy.
an alchemical preparation supposed to be capable of prolonging life indefinitely (elixir of life) or of transmuting base metals into gold
anything that purports to be a sovereign remedy; panacea
an underlying principle; quintessence
a liquid containing a medicinal drug with syrup, glycerine, or alcohol added to mask its unpleasant taste
mid-13c., from Medieval Latin elixir “philosopher’s stone,” believed by alchemists to transmute baser metals into gold and/or to cure diseases and prolong life, from Arabic al-iksir, probably from late Greek xerion “powder for drying wounds,” from xeros “dry” (see xerasia). General sense of “strong tonic” is 1590s; used for quack medicines from at least 1630s.
elixir e·lix·ir (ĭ-lĭk’sər)
A sweetened aromatic solution of alcohol and water, serving as a vehicle for medicine.
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