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Definition of alchemy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    alchemy

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    NAmE//ˈælkəmi//
     
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  1. 1a form of chemistry studied in the Middle Ages that involved trying to discover how to change ordinary metals into gold
  2. 2 (literary) a mysterious power or magic that can change things We marveled at the dramatic alchemy created by talented actors.
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