alchemical alchemical

Definition(s):

  • (adj) related to or concerned with alchemy

Usage(s):

  1. Mysterious mercury, the only metal liquid at ordinary temperatures, was the basis for the alchemical transmutation of the elements.
  2. In the Doctor's laboratory, as in a test tube, the Doctor's human isolation is broken down by the alchemical tricks of his more or less than human friends.

News

  • Bon Appétit Takes a Very Close Look at Dry-Aged Beef

    Dry-aged beef at Costata. Food writer Francis Lam explores all of the ways chefs are now experimenting with dry-aged tallow, bones, and (of course) meat in the July issue of Bon Appétit , gleaning insights from Joshua Skenes of Saison in San Francisco, Eleven Madison Park's Daniel Humm, and then some. It's a great look into the crazy, flavorful, and alchemical things that happen when the ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "It was an alchemical thing," Hart said. "It's for other people to decide our fate in history, our place in the culture."
    on Nov 8, 2007 By: Mickey Hart Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "To have three extraordinary heroic friends of his ride to the rescue -- Johnny, Colin and Jude -- is unbelievable," said Gilliam. "It's alchemical in the sense they took a tragedy and turned it into something absolutely wonderful, and I have...
    on Dec 14, 2009 By: Terry Gilliam Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "It was recorded like a jazz session, which is the way I like to do it," says Morrison. "It was an alchemical kind of situation, where the people involved could read the situation and come up with stuff spontaneously, and not belabor it, not...
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Van Morrison Source: Westword

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