- In a manner relating to alchemy.
Variant of alchemy
- an early form of chemistry, with philosophic and magical associations, studied in the Middle Ages: its chief aims were to change base metals into gold and to discover the elixir of perpetual youth
- a power or process of changing one thing into another; esp., a seemingly miraculous power or process of changing a thing into something better
Origin of alchemyMiddle English alchymie ; from Old French alchimie ; from Medieval Latin alchemia ; from Arabic al-kīmiyāʾ ; from Classical Greek chēmeia ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Chēmia, old name for Egyptian ; from Egyptian kmt, literally , black (land); influenced, influence by folk-etym. associated, association with Classical Greek cheein, to pour: see found