E*lix"ir (?), n. [F. 'elixir, Sp. elixir, Ar. eliksir the philosopher's stone, prob. from Gr. dry, (hence probably) a dry powder; cf. Skr. ksha to burn.]
A tincture with more than one base; a compound tincture or medicine, composed of various substances, held in solution by alcohol in some form.
An imaginary liquor capable of transmuting metals into gold; also, one for producing life indefinitely; as, elixir vitae, or the elixir of life.
The refined spirit; the quintessence.
The . . . elixir of worldly delights.
Any cordial or substance which invigorates.
The grand elixir, to support the spirits of human nature.
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