alchemy

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. See sorcery.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.
[AL kem ee]
the medieval pseudo sciences involving the transmutation of ordinary metal into gold, the search for a cure-all medicine and an elixir to increase lifespan. Any seemingly magical process.
The investors quickly bailed out when they learned the company was something on a par with alchemy.
SYN.: pseudo science, psuedo chemistry, magic, transmutation, sorcery, wizardry, black magic, black arts, witchcraft.

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