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alchemynoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈæl.kə.mi/
a ​type of ​chemistry, ​especially in the Middle Ages, that ​dealt with ​trying to ​find a way to ​changeordinarymetals into ​gold and with ​trying to ​find a ​medicine that would ​cure any ​disease literary a ​process that is so ​effective that it ​seems like ​magic: She ​manages, by some ​extraordinary alchemy, to ​turn the most ​ordinary of ​ingredients into the most ​delicious of ​dishes.
alchemist
noun [C] uk   us   /ˈæl.kə.mɪst/
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