philosopher's stone

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phi·los·o·phers' stone

also phi·los·o·pher's stone (fĭ-lŏs′ə-fərz)
A substance that was believed to have the power of transmuting base metal into gold. Also called elixir.

philosopher's stone

(Alchemy) a stone or substance thought by alchemists to be capable of transmuting base metals into gold

Philosopher's Stone

Also known as the elixir of life this was a substance that alchemists attempted to discover or make in order to restore youth, prolong life and turn base metals into gold.
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Noun1.philosopher's stone - hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
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