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
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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 ?
He called it the "elixir of life"; and he bid me remark (speaking in a strong Scotch accent) that he tasted it himself to show he was in earnest.
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.
Under the guidance of my new preceptors I entered with the greatest diligence into the search of the philosopher's stone and the elixir of life; but the latter soon obtained my undivided attention.
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. In his Indian captivity, moreover, he had gained much knowledge of the properties of native herbs and roots; nor did he conceal from his patients that these simple medicines, Nature's boon to the untutored savage, had quite as large a share of his own confidence as the European Pharmacopoeia, which so many learned doctors had spent centuries in elaborating.
"It is so beautiful to the eye that I could imagine it the elixir of life."
'She's got no stomach,' her brother informed me; 'hot things come up again ten minutes after they have gone down her throat; she lives on that beastly mixture, and calls it broth-grog!' 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'"
Marked walks through formal gardens, woody grounds and pinetum where the air is often so sweet and spicy it seems like the elixir of life.
And they will have found the elixir of life to make us live to about 250.
My two favourites are skull candy and elixir of life. I've been there for food and just for drinks and always enjoyed it.