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English noun: elixir

1. elixir (substance) 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


Broader (hypernym)liquid

2. elixir (substance) hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold


Synonymsphilosopher's stone, philosophers' stone


Broader (hypernym)substance

3. elixir (food) a substance believed to cure all ills


Broader (hypernym)catholicon, cure-all, nostrum, panacea, potion


Narrower (hyponym)elixir of life









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