alchemist

[al-kuh-mist]
noun
a person who is versed in or practices alchemy.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English alkamist; probably < Medieval Latin alchymista, equivalent to alchym(ia) alchemy + -ista -ist

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Alchemist, The

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a comedy (1610) by Ben Jonson.
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alchemist (ˈælkəmɪst)
 
n
a person who practises alchemy

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alchemist
1510s, from O.Fr. alquemiste, from M.L. alchimista (see alchemy). Earlier forms were alchemister (late 14c.), alkanamyer (late 15c.).
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Example sentences
Alchemists tried to produce a potion from ground jade-the elixir of life-that
  would grant immortality.
Alchemists looking for gold and look where chemistry is today.
So, you know, the ancient alchemists were trying to turn everything into gold.
When alchemists invented distilling, they were trying to boil out the essential
  spirits that lived within all matter.
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