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Definition of Alchemy

Alchemy

  1. An imaginary art which aimed to transmute the baser metals into gold, to find the panacea, or universal remedy for diseases, etc. It led the way to modern chemistry.
  2. A mixed metal composed mainly of brass, formerly used for various utensils; hence, a trumpet.
  3. Miraculous power of transmuting something common into something precious.

Alchemy Quotations

You don't have to be a chef or even a particularly good cook to experience proper kitchen alchemy: the moment when ingredients combine to form something more delectable than the sum of their parts.
Erin Morgenstern

The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
Francis Ford Coppola

I often compare open source to science. To where science took this whole notion of developing ideas in the open and improving on other peoples' ideas and making it into what science is today and the incredible advances that we have had. And I compare that to witchcraft and alchemy, where openness was something you didn't do.
Linus Torvalds

Medicine rests upon four pillars - philosophy, astronomy, alchemy, and ethics.
Paracelsus

I have always looked upon alchemy in natural philosophy to be like enthusiasm in divinity, and to have troubled the world much to the same purpose.
William Temple
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Alchemy Translations

alchemy in French is alchimie
alchemy in Swedish is alkemi