What does elixir mean?

Definitions for elixir
ɪˈlɪk sərelixir

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elixirnoun

    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, elixirnoun

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

  3. elixirnoun

    a substance believed to cure all ills


  1. elixirnoun

    A liquid which converts lead to gold.

  2. elixirnoun

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

  3. elixirnoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Elixirnoun

    1.A medicine made by strong infusion, where the ingredients are almost dissolved in the menstruum, and give it a thicker consistence than a tincture. John Quincy

    Etymology: Arabick.

    For when no healing art prevail’d,
    When cordials and elixirs fail’d,
    On your pale cheek he dropp’d the show’r,
    Reviv’d you like a dying flow’r. Edmund Waller.

    No chymist yet the elixir got,
    But glorifies his pregnant pot,
    If by the way to him befal
    Some odoriferous thing, or medicinal. John Donne.

    In the soul, when the supreme faculties move regularly, the inferior passions and affections following, there arises a serenity infinitely beyond the highest quintessence and elixir of worldly delight. Robert South, Sermons.

    What wonder then, if fields and regions here
    Breathe forth elixir pure! John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. iii.


  1. Elixir

    An elixir is a clear, sweet-flavored liquid used for medical purposes, to be taken orally and intended to cure one's illness. When used as a pharmaceutical preparation, an elixir contains at least one active ingredient designed to be taken orally.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elixirnoun

    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. Elixirnoun

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

  3. Elixirnoun

    the refined spirit; the quintessence

  4. Elixirnoun

    any cordial or substance which invigorates

  5. Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of elixir in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Randolph Ray:

    Kindness is the life's blood, the elixir of marriage. Kindness makes the difference between passion and caring. Kindness is tenderness. Kindness is love, but perhaps greater than love ... Kindness is good will. Kindness says, 'I want you to be happy.' Kindness comes very close to the benevolence of God.

  3. Joel Payne:

    He has to demonstrate a genuine interest in the solution, but there needs to be an understanding that Biden is not going to be the elixir, a lot of people are just frustrated - they want change, and they want somebody to listen to them.

  4. Andreas Simic:

    Love is the illusive elixir we all seek and fewer seem to find. Those that are blessed with it ultimately know that it has been uncovered and that it must be sheltered and nurtured. Andreas Simic

  5. Ernest Renan:

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

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