alchemist

[ al-kuh-mist ]
/ ˈæl kə mɪst /

noun

a person who is versed in or practices alchemy.

Origin of alchemist

1350–1400; Middle English alkamist; probably < Medieval Latin alchymista, equivalent to alchym(ia) alchemy + -ista -ist

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Alchemist, The


noun

a comedy (1610) by Ben Jonson.
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British Dictionary definitions for alchemist

alchemist

/ (ˈælkəmɪst) /

noun

a person who practises alchemy
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Word Origin and History for alchemist

alchemist


n.

1510s, from Middle French alquemiste, from Medieval Latin alchimista (see alchemy). Earlier forms were alchemister (late 14c.), alkanamyer (late 15c.).

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