elixir of life


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elixir of life

Also known as the Philosopher’s Stone, this was a substance alchemists attempted to make in order to restore youth, prolong life and turn metals into gold.
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Noun1.elixir of life - a hypothetical substance believed to maintain life indefinitely; once sought by alchemists
elixir - a substance believed to cure all ills
Translations
elixír života
Lebenselixier
elíxir de la vida
elämän eliksiiri
élixir de la longue vie
életelixír
l’elisir di lunga vita
不老不死の霊薬仙丹仙薬命の水煉丹
불로장생의 영약선단
elixir vitae
eliksir długowiecznościeliksir życia
elixir da vida
elixír života
elixiret förlängde livetlivselixir
Thaiยาอายุวัฒนะ
References in classic literature ?
The doctor produced another spoonful of the elixir of life, and gravely repeated his first address to me.
You will just permit me to mix a little more of the elixir of life, and then, as the poet says, my plain unvarnished tale I shall deliver.
The spirit of that wonderful country runs like the elixir of life itself through his veins.
He soon manifested his familiarity with the ponderous and imposing machinery of antique physic; in which every remedy contained a multitude of far-fetched and heterogeneous ingredients, as elaborately compounded as if the proposed result had been the Elixir of Life.
It is so beautiful to the eye that I could imagine it the elixir of life.
Miss Redwood sipped her elixir of life, and occasionally looked at me with an appearance of interest which I was at a loss to understand.
I thought he was fit to die with shame, and there he sits grinning smiles, as good as to say, 'Let the world wag as it will, I've the philosopher's stone in my waist-coat pocket, and the elixir of life in my cupboard; I'm independent of both Fate and Fortune'"
Qin Shi Huang feared death and became obsessed with finding the elixir of life, which would allow him to live forever.
The elixir of life is a mythical potion that enables those who drink it to live forever.
China's first emperor's obsession with achieving immortality was revealed after 2,000-year-old texts written on thousands of wooden slats which talked about the quest to find the elixir of life were found.
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They said there was a need to show that the effects of ageing could be tackled "not by a drug or potion or elixir of life but by increasing activity - physical, mental, and social.