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spagyric

[ spuh-jeer-ik ]
/ spəˈdʒɪər ɪk /
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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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How to use spagyric in a sentence

  • Examine it by spagyric art, and you will find that it is nothing else than a nitrous salt, which is dilated in the water.

  • That old spagyric raven is not the man fit for such a beauty, and I am rather inclined to take an interest in her myself.

    The Queen Pedauque|Anatole France

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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