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Alkahest

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Noun
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al=ka=hest

CIDE DICTIONARY

Alkahestn. [LL. alchahest, F. alcahest, a word that has an Arabic appearance, but was probably arbitrarily formed by Paracelsus.].
     The fabled “universal solvent” of the alchemists; a menstruum capable of dissolving all bodies.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Alkahest, n. (also alcahest) the universal solvent sought by alchemists.

Etymology
sham Arab., prob. invented by Paracelsus

ROGET THESAURUS

Alkahest

Liquefaction

N liquefaction, liquescence, liquescency, melting, colliquation, colliquefaction, thaw, liquation, deliquation, deliquescence, lixiviation, dissolution, solution, apozem, lixivium, infusion, flux, solvent, menstruum, alkahest, liquefied, liquescent, liquefiable, deliquescent, soluble, colliquative.


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