Definition of Spagyric

1. a. Chemical; alchemical.



2. n. A spagyrist.

Definition of Spagyric

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to alchemical methods of making herbal medicines, such as adding ash of a burned plant to an extract thereof. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spagyric

1. a person skilled in alchemy [n -S]

Medical Definition of Spagyric

1. Relating to the paracelsian or alchemical system of medicine, which stressed the treatment of disease by various types of chemical substances. Origin: G. Spao, to tear open, + ageiro, to collect (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spagyric

spaghetti squashes
spaghetti strap
spaghetti straps
spaghettification
spaghettified
spaghettilike
spaghettini
spaghettinis
spaghettis
spaghettoni
spagiric
spagirics
spagoer
spagoers
spags
spagyric (current term)
spagyrical
spagyrically
spagyrics
spagyrist
spagyrists
spahee
spahees
spahi
spahis
spail
spails
spained
spaing
spaings

Literary usage of Spagyric

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1. The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus by Paracelsus (1894)
"CONCERNING THE VISIBLE AND LOCAL INSTRUMENTS : AND FIRST OF ALL CONCERNING THE spagyric UTERUS. Before we come to the matter, we must describe in order all ..."

2. Annals of Medical History by Francis Randolph Packard (1921)
"... as "including in his library works of the spagyric school. ... The earliest use of the word "spagyric " given in the New English Dictionary is ..."

3. Yale Studies in English edited by Albert Stanburrough Cook, Yale university New Haven (1903)
"He goes on to define the practitioner of spagyric art: ... Alch., is to similar effect: ' spagyric Science is that which teaches the division and resolu- ..."

4. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1892)
"I praise," he says, " the spagyric physicians ; for they do not go about idling and ... To our credit it must be admitted, we are mostly of the " spagyric ..."

5. Critical and Miscellaneous Essays by Thomas Carlyle (1860)
"His pavilion is erected here, his flag prosperously hoisted : Mason-lodges have long ears ; he is distributing, as has now become his wont, spagyric Food, ..."

6. Critical and Miscellaneous Essays by Thomas Carlyle (1860)
"His pavilion is erected here, his flag prosperously hoisted : Mason-lodges have long ears ; he is distributing, as has now become his wont, spagyric Food, ..."

7. Critical and Miscellaneous Essays by Thomas Carlyle (1860)
"His pavilion is erected here, his flag prosperously hoisted : Mason-lodges have long ears ; he is distributing, as has now become his wont, spagyric Food, ..."

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