Part of speech: noun

An alcoholic medicinal preparation; a cordial.

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Usage examples "elixir":

  1. The search for the elixir of life was too fascinating to be readily given up. - "China and the Chinese", Herbert Allen Giles.
  2. What a pity you didn't discover the elixir when you were younger, Richard. - "The Blue Germ", Martin Swayne.
  3. But the same fate befell them as happened to the aged waiting- maid who noticed that her mistress possessed a magic elixir which restored youth. - "The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine", Heinrich Heine.