Origin of elixir
Examples from the Web for elixir
Football “is what Plato calls a pharmakon, a poison and an elixir,” he writes.
And the rising star still standing just might be in the best position to offer some elixir to our deeply ailing political system.
"He poured out everything Gregory gave him after that, the vegetable juices, every elixir," Harold says.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull|Mark Jacobson|March 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perry is a pop general, perched atop a candy rainbow, bathing her army of fans in an elixir of empowerment.‘Prism’ Review: Katy Perry Perfects the Pop Blockbuster|Kevin Fallon|October 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But denying the regime air supremacy is not the elixir the rebels make it out to be.Syria: Would a No-Fly Zone Help the Rebels Oust Assad?|Barak Barfi|September 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Elixir Secretogen was injected directly, without dilution.
Nemorino hastens with the money to the quack, and obtains a second bottle of elixir which is much more powerful than the first.The Standard Light Operas|George Upton
Saved my life by shooting a dog with a bottle of Daffy's elixir!'
It is freedom that is the elixir of life to us sons of Cambria.The Lord of Dynevor|Evelyn Everett-Green
Daffy's elixir possesses extraordinary powers in purifying the blood and working off all phlegms, humours, vapours, or rheums.
Word Origin for elixir
mid-13c., from Medieval Latin elixir "philosopher's stone," believed by alchemists to transmute baser metals into gold and/or to cure diseases and prolong life, from Arabic al-iksir, probably from late Greek xerion "powder for drying wounds," from xeros "dry" (see xerasia). General sense of "strong tonic" is 1590s; used for quack medicines from at least 1630s.