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Definitions and Synonyms of elixir | Another word for elixir | What is elixir?

Definition 1: a substance believed to cure all ills - [noun denoting food]

(elixir is a kind of ...) hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists

(elixir is a kind of ...) a medicinal or magical or poisonous beverage

(... is a kind of elixir ) a hypothetical substance believed to maintain life indefinitely; once sought by alchemists

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting substance]

(elixir is a kind of ...) fluid matter having no fixed shape but a fixed volume

Definition 3: hypothetical substance that the alchemists believed to be capable of changing base metals into gold - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for elixir in the sense of this definition

(elixir is a kind of ...) a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties

"shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"

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