Definitions for elixirɪˈlɪk sər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

e•lix•irɪˈlɪk sər(n.)

  1. a sweetened aromatic solution of alcohol and water containing or used as a vehicle for medicinal substances.

    Category: Pharmacology

  2. Also called elix′ir of life′. an alchemic preparation believed capable of prolonging life indefinitely.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. an alchemic preparation believed to be capable of transmuting base metals into gold.

  4. Ref: quintessence .

  5. Ref: panacea . 1

Origin of elixir:

1350–1400; < ML < Ar al iksīr alchemical preparation < LGk xḗrion drying powder (for wounds), der. of Gk xērós dry

Princeton's WordNet

  1. elixir(noun)

    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. philosopher's stone, philosophers' stone, elixir(noun)

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

  3. elixir(noun)

    a substance believed to cure all ills


  1. elixir(Noun)

    A liquid which converts lead to gold.

  2. elixir(Noun)

    A liquid which is believed to cure all ills and gives eternal life.

  3. elixir(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elixir(noun)

    a tincture with more than one base; a compound tincture or medicine, composed of various substances, held in solution by alcohol in some form

  2. Elixir(noun)

    an imaginary liquor capable of transmuting metals into gold; also, one for producing life indefinitely; as, elixir vitae, or the elixir of life

  3. Elixir(noun)

    the refined spirit; the quintessence

  4. Elixir(noun)

    any cordial or substance which invigorates


  1. Elixir

    Elixir, is a fictional character, a mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe and a student at the Xavier Institute. He first appeared in New Mutants, vol. 2 #5, and he is one of only a few students to retain his powers in the wake of House of M.

Translations for elixir

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a liquid that would supposedly make people able to go on living for ever, or a substance that would turn the cheaper metals into gold

the elixir of life.

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