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.


  1. elixir

    An elixir is a sweetened liquid usually containing alcohol that is used in medication either to dissolve the active ingredient or to mask its taste. In a broader and non-medical context, it can refer to a magical or medicinal potion believed to have the power to cure, enhance or immortalize. The term is also used metaphorically to describe something with a beneficial, transformative or life-enhancing quality.

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. Kellyanne Conway:

    Nobody's going to have a silver bullet, a magic elixir on stage at the CNN debate that dislodges Trump from the top of the polls. That's a fool's errand, it's incumbent upon these candidates to show contrast from other people's point of views, including Mr. Trump's.

  2. 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)

  3. Bill Gross:

    Aside from the United States, the growth outlook for developed countries and many emerging ones is subpar, do not look, therefore, for economic growth to be the magic elixir for 2015.

  4. Alan Rechtschaffen:

    I think the market is ready and comfortable for an increasing Fed funds rate, 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.

  5. Michelle Rauch:

    The idea that combining coffee and lemon juice creates a ‘fat burning’ elixir is false. While each component may have some of their own health benefits, there is no scientific evidence to prove that the pairing of the two would promote weight loss, consuming too much of this concoction can actually have adverse effects to one’s health.

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