elixir
[ ih-lik-ser ]
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Part of SpeechnounOrigin + Etymology
Late Middle English; via medieval Latin, from Arabic al-'iksīr, from al "the" + 'iksīr from Greek xērion "powder for drying wounds" (from xēros "dry")
Synonyms
noun
cure-all panacea potion medicine mixture
Antonyms
noun
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Definition
nouna sweetened, aromatic solution of alcohol and water containing, or used as a vehicle for, medicinal substances
Examples
nounA) Her grandmother concocted an elixir that she said would cure her illness. B) No elixir can cure a broken heart, unless you count chocolate syrup.
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