The definition of an elixir is a magical potion or a medical potion designed to cure.(noun)
An example of an elixir is a potion made in medieval times believed to make a person live forever.
See elixir in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < ML < Ar al-iksīr < al, the + iksīr, philosopher's stone, prob. < Gr xērion, powder for drying wounds < xēros, dry: see xero-
See elixir in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English, a substance of transmutative properties
Origin: , from Old French elissir
Origin: , from Medieval Latin elixir
Origin: , from Arabic al-’iksīr
Origin: : al, the
Origin: + ’iksīr, elixir (probably from Greek xērion, desiccative powder, from xēros, dry).
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