philosopher's stone definition

  • noun:
    • A substance capable switch base metals into gold or gold, often by means of the applying and distillation of another compound, usually mercury; additionally often reported to offer immortality.
    • an imaginary stone that your alchemists formerly sought as tool of converting the baser metals into silver.
    • See under Philosopher.
    • hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be with the capacity of changing base metals into silver
    • hypothetical substance the alchemists considered to be effective at changing base metals into silver

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