Definition: cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
Definition: cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
Sentences Containing 'elixir'
Gargamel makes a sarsaparilla cake and mixes a petrification elixir into it, then he leaves it in the forest for the Smurfs to find.
The Smurfs, with the exception of Grouchy Smurf – the only one who does not eat cake – are all petrified by the cake's elixir.
While searching for an elixir of life, Dr. Henry Jekyll begins using female hormones taken from fresh cadavers supplied by Burke and Hare, reasoning that these hormones will help him to extend his life since women traditionally live longer than men.
"The Brain of Morbius" implies that Time Lords other than the Doctor may experience difficult regenerations, since the Sisterhood of Karn had been supplying them with an "elixir of life" that could assist the process.
The elixir of life, also known as elixir of immortality and sometimes equated with the philosopher's stone, is a mythical potion that, when drunk from a certain cup at a certain time, supposedly grants the drinker eternal life and/or eternal youth.
The elixir of life was also said to be able to create life.
Related to the myths of Thoth and Hermes Trismegistus, both of whom in various tales are said to have drunk "the white drops" (liquid gold) and thus achieved immortality, it is mentioned in one of the Nag Hammadi texts.Alchemists in various ages and cultures sought the means of formulating the elixir.
In ancient China, various emperors sought the fabled elixir with varying results.
In the Qin Dynasty, Qin Shi Huang sent Taoist alchemist Xu Fu with 500 young men and 500 young women to the eastern seas to find the elixir, but he never came back (legend has it that he found Japan instead).
Jiajing Emperor in the Ming Dynasty died from ingesting a lethal dosage of mercury in the supposed "Elixir of Life" conjured by alchemists.
British historian Joseph Needham compiled a list of Chinese emperors whose deaths were likely due to elixir poisoning.
Chinese interest in alchemy and the elixir of life declined in proportion to the rise of Buddhism, which claimed to have alternate routes to immortality.
Amrita, the elixir of life, also known to Sikhs as "Amrit, the Nectar of Immortality" (see Amrit Sanskar), has been described in the Hindu scriptures.
But the elixir of immortality was of little importance in India (which had other avenues to immortality).
Germain, an 18th-century nobleman of uncertain origin and mysterious capabilities, was also reputed to have the Elixir and to be several hundred years old.
Many European recipes specify that "elixir" is to be stored in clocks to amplify the effects of immortality on the user.
Frenchman Nicolas Flamel was also a reputed creator of the Elixir.
The Elixir has had hundreds of names (one scholar of Chinese history reportedly found over 1,000 names for it.), including (among others) Amrit Ras or Amrita, Aab-i-Hayat, Maha Ras, Aab-Haiwan, Dancing Water, Chasma-i-Kausar, Mansarover or the Pool of Nectar, Philosopher's stone, and Soma Ras.
The word "elixir" was not used until the 7th century A.D. and derives from the Arabic name for miracle substances, "al iksir."
Daffy's Elixir and Turlington's Balsam were among the first products that used branding (e.g., using highly distinctive containers) and mass marketing to create and maintain markets.
The name ‘Amrita’ is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning the ‘elixir of youth’.
The band signed to Truck Records in 2002, and they released their second album, "My Elixir; My Poison", the following year.
MBICR featured on 'The Oxford Channel', a terrestrial broadcast within Oxfordshire, to promote the release of "My Elixir; My Poison".
Foggerty wishes that Spiff did not exist. She gives Foggerty a magic elixir that will change a past event in his life.
Rebecca warns him that all the consequences of any event changed by the elixir will also be changed and that this may lead to unanticipated results.
Jenny calls off the engagement, Walkinshaw is pleased, and in desperation Foggerty drinks the elixir.
In ”"Elixir édition speciale"”, he plays a scene where his female partner penetrates him while he is dressed as a transvestite.
Al-Farabi wrote: "The Necessity of the Art of the Elixir" Logic.
Alchemy is a philosophical tradition searching for the philosopher's stone, which is said to have the power to turn base metals into gold and to contain the elixir of life, which makes or keeps the drinker young and immortal. As mentioned in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", Nicholas Flamel created a Philosopher's Stone, but it was destroyed at the end of Harry's first year.
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