1 a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste
2 a substance believed to cure all ills
EtymologyFrom elixir, from sc=Arab, from sc=polytonic, from sc=polytonic.
- A liquid which converts lead to gold.
- 2002, Philip Ball, The Elements: A Very Short Introduction,
Oxford 2004, p. 59:
- For Chinese alchemists, gold held the key to the Elixir, the Eastern equivalent of the Philosopher's Stone.
- 2002, Philip Ball, The Elements: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2004, p. 59:
- A liquid which is believed to cure all ills and gives eternal life.
- A sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste.
alchemy: liquid which was believed to turn non-precious metals to gold
liquid which is believed to cure all ills
pharmacy: sweet taste-masking liquid
- Danish: eliskir
- Finnish: eliksiiri
- French: élixir
- German: Elixier, Heilmittel
- Russian: эликсир
- ttbc Arabic: (’iksīr)
- ttbc Greek: ελιξίριο (eliksírio)
- ttbc Hebrew:
- ttbc Italian: elisir
- ttbc Japanese: エリクシル (erikushiru)
- ttbc Korean: 연금술의 영액 (yeon-geumsul-ui yeong-aek)
- ttbc Latin: elixir
- ttbc Persian: (eksīr)
- ttbc Portuguese: elixir
- ttbc Scottish Gaelic: brìgh , ìocshlaint
- ttbc Slovak: elixír
- ttbc Spanish: elixir
- ttbc Swedish: elixir
- ttbc Turkish: iksir
An elixir (From Arabic,الإكسير Al-Ikseer) is a pharmaceutical preparation containing an active ingredient (such as morphine) that is dissolved in a solution that contains some percentage of ethyl alcohol and is designed to be taken orally.
Elixir may also refer to:
- Elixir bhu, a cultural festival organized each year in the second half of February at the Institute of Medical Sciences
- Elixir (metal band), a British heavy metal band.
- Elixir of life, also known as the elixir of immortality
- Elixir (band), Goa trance music
- Elixir Studios, a British video game developer
- Elixir (comics), a fictional mutant in the Marvel Universe
- Elixir Strings, for electric, acoustic, and bass guitars as well as banjo and mandolin
- L'elisir d'amore, The Elixir of Love, an opera
elixir in Arabic: الإكسير
elixir in Czech: Elixír
elixir in French: Élixir
elixir in Polish: Eliksir
elixir in Chinese: 萬能藥
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