spagyric

[ spuh-jeer-ik ]
/ spəˈdʒɪər ɪk /

adjective

pertaining to or resembling alchemy; alchemic.

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Origin of spagyric

First recorded in 1550–1600; from New Latin spagiricus, used and probably coined by Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus
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British Dictionary definitions for spagyric

spagyric

spagyrical

/ (spəˈdʒɪrɪk) /

adjective

rare of or relating to alchemy

Derived forms of spagyric

spagyrically, adverb

Word Origin for spagyric

C16: from New Latin spagiricus, probably coined by Paracelsus, of obscure origin
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