spagyric

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Etymology[edit]

Late Latin spagyricus, from Ancient Greek σπάω (spáō, I draw, pull) + ἀγείρω (ageírō, I assemble).

Adjective[edit]

spagyric (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to alchemy; alchemical, especially regarding medicine.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 200:
      As such compromises and syntheses suggest, it was not only hardline Paracelsans who embraced spagyric remedies.

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Noun[edit]

spagyric (plural spagyrics)

  1. (obsolete) A spagyrist.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hall to this entry?)