elixir elixir  /ɪ ˈlɪk sər/


  1. (n) a substance believed to cure all ills
  2. (n) hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold
  3. (n) a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste



  1. Pronounced zang-go, this powerful elixir comes from the mangosteen, a fruit grown in the jungles of Thailand.
  2. For the most part, though, the King stays above Thailand's messy political stage, preserving his rare elixir of mystique and power for use when it is absolutely necessary.


  1. Free-on-Friday concert with ELIXIR tomorrow

    The city of Fairborn’s Free-on-Friday concert series continues at 7:30 p.m. Friday with ELIXIR at the Atherton Amphitheater in Community Park, 691 E.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Dayton Daily News

  2. Your brain on yoga: pratice offers bigger mental boost than running

    Exercise has long been hailed as an elixir for the brain, to boost your mood, improve learning, and ward off memory loss. But is yoga even better? That’s what a new study suggests.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. Original Six showdown has real hockey fans excited

    The NHL has the perfect elixir for fans who may still feel the hangover of a prolonged strike that limited the season to just 48 regular-season games.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Middletown Times Herald-Record

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  1. Asked if Vanderjagt's problems were more mental than mechanical, Parcells said: "It doesn't make any difference if I know what it is. I don't have a Dr. Livingstone's frozen elixir (for him). I don't know what I can do. This guy is 36 years old and...
    on Nov 20, 2006 By: Bill Parcells Source: San Antonio Express

  2. "Winning does miraculous things," Knight said. "It's an elixir beyond belief."
    on Dec 23, 2006 By: Bob Knight Source: USA Today

  3. "Of all the wines, Irish is the best," said Peter the Great, czar of Russia, who described whiskey as "the blessed elixir of the Gods."
    on Nov 24, 2007 By: Peter the Great Source: Kankakee Daily Journal

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