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mercury, regarded by alchemists as the assumed first principle of all metals.
the universal remedy of Paracelsus.
Historical Examples

The alchemists by azoth sometimes meant to express the creative principle of nature.
The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe

I write not Fables; with your hands you shall handle, and with, your eyes you shall see azoth, viz.
The Golden Calf, Which the World Adores, and Desires John Frederick Helvetius

The azoth of Paracelsus, according to Mr. Browning, was simply the laudanum which he had discovered.
The Browning Cyclopdia Edward Berdoe

the alchemical name for mercury, esp when regarded as the first principle of all metals
the panacea postulated by Paracelsus


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