alchemy: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (al'ku-mē), [key]
— pl. -mies
- a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life.
- any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value.
- alchemy (Thesaurus)