Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: elixir
IPA transcription: [ɪl'ɪksɚ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: elixir
    Meaning: a substance believed to cure all ills
  • Synonyms: philosopher's_stone, philosophers'_stone, elixir
    Meaning: hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold
  • Synonyms: elixir
    Meaning: 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
Usage examples
  • He pretended to find the elixir of life, and Louis expected by his means to have enjoyed the crown for a century.
  • He discoursed learnedly upon projections, cimentations, sublimations, the elixir of life, and the universal alkahest; and on the death of Delisle gave out that the secret of that great adept had been communicated to him, and to him only.
  • His forced abstemiousness was rendered the more intolerable by the fact that Captain Puffin, hobbling in immediately afterwards, fetched from his locker a large flask of the required elixir, and proceeded to mix himself a long, strong tumblerful. After the Major's rudeness in the matter of the half-crown, it was impossible for any sailor of spirit to take the first step towards reconciliation.