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elixir

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ɪˈlɪk.sɪər/ us    /-sjɚ/ literary
a substance, usually a liquid, with a magical power to cure, improve, or preserve something: It's yet another health product claiming to be the elixir of life/youth (= something to make you live longer/stay young).
Translations of “elixir”
in Spanish elixir…
in French élixir…
in German das Elixier…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常爲液體的)萬靈藥,靈丹妙藥,長生不老藥…
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常为液体的)万灵药,灵丹妙药,长生不老药…
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