What does elixir mean?

Definitions for elixirɪˈlɪk sər

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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

  5. Origin: [F. lixir, Sp. elixir, Ar. eliksr the philosopher's stone, prob. from Gr. dry, (hence probably) a dry powder; cf. Skr. ksh to burn.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Elixir

    e-liks′ėr, n. more fully, Elixir vitæ, or Elixir of life, a liquor once supposed to have the power of indefinitely prolonging life or of transmuting metals: the quintessence of anything: a substance which invigorates: (med.) a compound tincture. [Low L.,—Ar. al-iksīr, the philosopher's stone, from al-, the, iksīr, prob. from Late Gr. xērion, a desiccative powder for wounds—Gr. xēros, dry.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of elixir in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of elixir in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ernest Renan:

    I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life.

  2. Sir Theodore Martin:

    Work is the true elixir of life. The busiest man is the happiest man.

  3. Earvin Johnson:

    I like bubbles and the whole thing. That's the fun of taking a bath. (on his new Magic's Elixir Bubble Bath)

  4. Matthieu Lamoure:

    [It is] both a work of art and the queen of speed, [It] represents the elixir of the exceptional: beauty, rarity, racing success, history, authenticity and provenance.

  5. Alan Rechtschaffen:

    We just have to turn this aircraft carrier around, get out of this zombie-like economy which is being fed on an elixir of low interest rates and get to a process of normalization.

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