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alcahest

[al-kuh-hest] /ˈæl kəˌhɛst/
noun
1.
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British Dictionary definitions for alcahest

alcahest

/ˈælkəˌhɛst/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of alkahest

alkahest

/ˈælkəˌhɛst/
noun
1.
the hypothetical universal solvent sought by alchemists
Word Origin
C17: apparently coined by Paracelsus on the model of Arabic words
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