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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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