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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 al·che·my /ˈælkəmi/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 al·che·my /ˈælkəmɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Al·che·my n.
 1. An imaginary art which aimed to transmute the baser metals into gold, to find the panacea, or universal remedy for diseases, etc. It led the way to modern chemistry.
 2. A mixed metal composed mainly of brass, formerly used for various utensils; hence, a trumpet. [Obs.]
    Put to their mouths the sounding alchemy.   --Milton.
 3. Miraculous power of transmuting something common into something precious.
 Kissing with golden face the meadows green,
 Gilding pale streams with heavenly alchemy.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a pseudoscientific forerunner of chemistry in medieval times
      2: the way two individuals relate to each other; "their
         chemistry was wrong from the beginning -- they hated each
         other"; "a mysterious alchemy brought them together" [syn:
          chemistry, interpersonal chemistry]