Definition for alcahest (2 of 2)
Origin of alkahest
Related formsal·ka·hes·tic, al·ka·hes·ti·cal, adjective
Examples from the Web for alcahest
Alkahest, Alcahest, al′ka-hest, n. the universal solvent of the alchemists.
It was then placed in a dish and set on fire, and the residue that remained was the alcahest.
Alchemy furnishes the theme for one tale; the protagonist seeks an alcahest, a human victim for his crucible.The Merry-Go-Round|Carl Van Vechten
The alcahest was his celebrated universal medicine, and was considered the greatest mystery of all.