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alchemy (s) (noun), alchemies (pl)
A set of mystical beliefs based on the idea that ordinary matter can be perfected.
In the Middle Ages this became a semi-scientific discipline concerned; for example, with attempts to turn various metals into gold.
This entry is located in the following units: Alchemy, an ancient science (page 1) Science and Technology Words from the Ancient Past to the Present, Part 1 (page 1)