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elixir

Pronunciation: e-lik'sir

Definition: A clear, sweetened, hydroalcoholic liquid intended for oral use; elixirs contain flavoring substances and are used either as vehicles or for the therapeutic effect of the active medicinal agents.

[Mediev. L., fr. Ar. al- iksir, the philosopher's stone]

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