Definition of elixir in English:


Pronunciation /əˈliksər/ /əˈlɪksər/

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  • 1A magical or medicinal potion.

    • ‘an elixir guaranteed to induce love’
    potion, concoction, brew, philtre, decoction
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    1. 1.1A preparation supposedly able to change metals into gold, sought by alchemists.
  • 2A particular type of medicinal solution.

    • ‘a cough elixir’
    mixture, solution, potion, tincture
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Late Middle English via medieval Latin from Arabic al-'iksīr, from al ‘the’ + 'iksīr from Greek xērion ‘powder for drying wounds’ (from xēros ‘dry’).