mercury, regarded by alchemists as the assumed first principle of all metals.
the universal remedy of Paracelsus.
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How to use azoth in a sentence
The alchemists by azoth sometimes meant to express the creative principle of nature.
The azoth of Paracelsus, according to Mr. Browning, was simply the laudanum which he had discovered.
His celebrated azoth some say was magnetised electricity, and others that his magnum opus was the science of fire.
I write not Fables; with your hands you shall handle, and with, your eyes you shall see azoth, viz.The Golden Calf, Which the World Adores, and Desires | John Frederick Helvetius
British Dictionary definitions for azoth
the alchemical name for mercury, esp when regarded as the first principle of all metals
the panacea postulated by Paracelsus
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