Definition of Elixir

1. 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.

Generic synonyms: Liquid



2. Noun. Hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold.
Exact synonyms: Philosopher's Stone, Philosophers' Stone
Generic synonyms: Substance

3. Noun. A substance believed to cure all ills.
Generic synonyms: Catholicon, Cure-all, Nostrum, Panacea, Potion
Specialized synonyms: Elixir Of Life

Definition of Elixir

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

Definition of Elixir

1. Noun. (alchemy) A liquid which converts lead to gold. ¹

2. Noun. A liquid which is believed to cure all ills and gives eternal life. ¹

3. Noun. (pharmacy) 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elixir

1. a medicinal beverage [n -S]

Medical Definition of Elixir

1. 1. 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. An imaginary liquor capable of transmuting metals into gold; also, one for producing life indefinitely; as, elixir vitae, or the elixir of life. 3. The refined spirit; the quintessence. "The . . . Elixir of worldly delights." (South) 4. Any cordial or substance which invigorates. "The grand elixir, to support the spirits of human nature." (Addison) Origin: F. Elixir, Sp. Elixir, Ar. Eliksir the philosopher's stone, prob. From Gr. Dry, (hence probably) a dry powder; cf. Skr. Ksha to burn. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Elixir

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Literary usage of Elixir

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1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1908)
"Vehicle: Aromatic elixir. 1892. Clear, but small deposit; color and odor same as 27. 1908. ... 1908. Good in every respect. No apparent change. 32. elixir ..."

2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1908)
"Vehicle: Aromatic elixir. 1892. Clear, but small deposit; color and odor same as 27. 1908. ... 1908. Good in every respect. No apparent change. 32. elixir ..."

3. American Druggist (1884)
"Selections from the New York and Brooklyn Formulary. elixir ... Compound elixir of Taraxacum 2 fl. oz. Dissolve the resins in the alcohol, ..."

4. A Treatise on Pharmacy for Students and Pharmacists by Charles Caspari, Evander Francis Kelly (1920)
"A solution of pepsin in water and glycerin, mixed with glycerite of bismuth and aromatic elixir, and colored with tincture of caramel. ..."

5. Principles of Pharmacy by Henry Vinecome Arny (1917)
"elixir anisi. elixir aromaticum rubrum. elixir aurantii imari. ... Pumice and magnesium carbonate as clarifiers. Aqueous elixir of ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1886)
"add 12 fl.oz. of the elixir, and filter, then add enough elixir to measure one pint. ... Bromide of Calcium 640 gr., Aromatic elixir of Glycyrrhiza I pint. ..."

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