spagyric

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

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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.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 135:
      The necessary spagyric substances having been obtained, they were shut up in a glass phial and left to incubate in horse dung for forty days.

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spagyric (plural spagyrics)

  1. (obsolete) A spagyrist.