Alchemy (noun)

A medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life.

Origin:

Alchemy is derived from the arabic word al-kimia, which means "the art of transformation". it is a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life.

Examples:

  1. Alchemy was widely practiced in the Middle Ages and early modern period.
  2. The alchemist sought to turn lead into gold.
  3. Alchemy was also associated with the search for the philosopher's stone, a substance that would turn base metals into gold and also provide a means to prolong life.
  4. The alchemist's goals were not limited to the pursuit of wealth, but also included the quest for spiritual enlightenment.
  5. Alchemy was a precursor to modern chemistry, but it was also a mystical and spiritual practice.
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