Definition of Alcahest

1. Noun. Hypothetical universal solvent once sought by alchemists.

Exact synonyms: Alkahest, Universal Solvent
Generic synonyms: Dissolvent, Dissolver, Dissolving Agent, Resolvent, Solvent
Derivative terms: Alkahestic



Definition of Alcahest

1. n. Same as Alkahest.

Definition of Alcahest

1. Noun. (alternative form of alkahest) ¹

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Definition of Alcahest

1. alkahest [n -S] - See also: alkahest

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alcahest

albumose
albumoses
albumosuria
albums
alburn
alburnous
alburnum
alburnums
albuterol
albuterols
albutoin
alc
alcade
alcades
alcaftadine
alcahest (current term)
alcahests
alcaic
alcaics
alcaid
alcaide
alcaides
alcaids
alcalde
alcaldes
alcalescent
alcaligenes
alcalimeter
alcalimeters
alcanna

Literary usage of Alcahest

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1. Die Alchemie by Gottlieb Latz (1869)
"Das Wort alcahest ist eines von jenen abenteuerlichen Worten, ... Dort heisst es: „Es ist auch der Liquor alcahest grosser krafft in der Leber" und ferner: ..."

2. Dictionnaire encyclopédique des sciences médicales by A. Dechambre (1865)
"EB alcahest ou »l. ... Liqueur obtenue par la'détonation du nitrate de potasse sur les charbons ardents. alcahest de ..."

3. Madame de Brinvilliers and Her Times, 1630-1676 by Hugh Stokes (1912)
"The ' alcahest' was ... It was then placed in a dish and set on fire, and the residue that remained was the ' alcahest ..."

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