Alkahest

Alkahest is a hypothetical universal solvent, having the power to dissolve every other substance, including gold. It was much sought after by alchemists for what they thought would be its invaluable medicinal qualities. ==Ideology== The name is believed to have been invented by Paracelsus from Switzerland, who modeled it on similar words taken fro...
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Alkahest

• (n.) The fabled `universal solvent` of the alchemists; a menstruum capable of dissolving all bodies.
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alkahest

alcahest noun hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists
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Alkahest

Al'ka·hest noun [ Late Latin alchahest , French 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. -- Al`ka*hes'tic
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alkahest

[n] - hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists
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