the universal solvent sought by the alchemists.
- al·ka·hes·tic, al·ka·hes·ti·cal, adjective
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How to use alkahest in a sentence
alkahest, Alcahest, al′ka-hest, n. the universal solvent of the alchemists.
She must bring down the spirit of the sun and blend it with her own—for wheat partakes of the alkahest.Child and Country | Will Levington Comfort
The idea of the alkahest had swept like a conflagration through the building.
It was the only moment for sixteen long years when Balthazar forgot the alkahest.
These preparations now prevented Claes from thinking, for the time being, of the alkahest.
British Dictionary definitions for alkahest
the hypothetical universal solvent sought by alchemists
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