Definition of elixir noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪˈlɪksə(r)//
, also BrE//ɪˈlɪksɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈlɪksər//
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a magic liquid that is believed to cure illnesses or to make people live for ever the elixir of life/youth Word Originlate Middle English: via medieval Latin from Arabic al-'iksīr, from al ‘the’ + 'iksīr from Greek xērion ‘powder for drying wounds’ (from xēros ‘dry’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: elixir