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1. absō̆lūciǒun n.

26 quotations in 4 senses
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(a) Forgiveness of sin as pronounced by a priest or by authority of the Church, remission; esp., the sacrament of penance; (b) a document granting remission of sins, an indulgence; (c) the act of…

2. alteraciǒun n.

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Phil., physiol., med., alch.: (a) Change, transformation, transmutation; (b) change for the worse, deterioration; evel alteracioun; ill effect or result; (c) change for the better, amelioration…

3. antimōnie n.

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Med. & alch. Antimony.

4. ap(p)etīt n.

Additional spellings: appetit
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Physiol. & psych. An inherent urge or drive attributed to the various organs of the body (such as the genitals, the stomach, the senses), to the mental 'faculties', or to the organism as a whole…

5. arsenī̆k n.

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(a) Med. Arsenic or some of its compounds; prob., a special form of orpiment (arsenic trisulphide) distinguished from the latter by physical properties; (b) arsenik citrinum, orpiment; arsenik rubeum

6. ascenden v.

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(a) To move or proceed upward; ascend, climb, mount, soar; ascenden up(ward); board (a ship); light (upon sb.); (b) to ascend (a hill); rise to (the heavens); also, lift up, raise [quot. a1450]…

7. ascensiǒun n.

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(a) The ascent of Christ to heaven; the Ascension; ascensioun dai, dai of ascensioun; (b) the feast day [forty days after Easter] commemorating the Ascension; ascensioun dai, ascensioun eve(n, the…

8. bain n.

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(a) Bathing, or water prepared for bathing; maken a bain, prepare a bath; (b) a place for bathing, such as a bath chamber or public bath; (c) alch. a water bath for heating substances.

9. baptēme, -esme, -isme, -īme n.

Additional spellings: baptesme, baptisme, baptime
34 quotations in 5 senses
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The act, ceremony, or sacrament of baptism; the fact of being baptized; also fig.; bapteme water, water of bapteme, water used in baptism; ben hight in bapteme, be given a Christian name; name of

10. bās(e n.

Additional spellings: base
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(a) The foundation or base (of a building or some other structure); bas ston, the ground course of stone; bas pece, ?the landing (of the stairs); (b) the base (of a pillar), the pedestal (of a statue…

11. basilisk n.

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(a) A fabulous serpent whose glance kills, basilisk; (b) alch. the name of a certain substance that transmutes or 'slays' matter, elixir.

12. bōras n.

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Name given to several minerals; prob. borax, malachite, sodium carbonate, verdigris, and possibly others: (a) an ingredient in preparations for soldering metals and for fastening gold leaf; also, a…

13. calcināciǒun n.

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Alch. The process of reducing a substance to powder, or the like, by heating it; naturel calcinacioun, treu calcinacioun, changing the nature of a substance by heating.

14. calcināt ppl.

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Alch. Reduced by calcination, calcined.

15. calcīnen v.

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Alch. & med. (a) To reduce (sth.) to powder by heating; (b) to change the nature of (sth.) by heating in a certain way.

16. cocatrīce n.

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(a) The basilisk [see the *Trev.Barth. quots. for the folklore of this 'serpent']; (b) confused with the crocodile; (c) alch. see quot.

17. conǧelāciǒun n.

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(a) Freezing; chilling; (b) clotting or thickening (of blood, humors, etc.); (c) alch. combining (of different things).

18. conǧēlen v.

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(a) Of water: to solidify in low temperature, freeze; congelen to cristal, congelen hard, turn into ice, freeze; fig. congeled as frost, rigid, lifeless; (b) to freeze (sth.); congelen to hail.

19. conservāciǒun n.

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(a) Maintenance in good condition, conservation; preservation from damage; (b) alch. fir of conservacioun.

20. corporāl adj.

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(a) Of the human body; bodily, physical; corporal oth, an oath ratified by touching a sacred object; (b) material, physical; (c) alch. embodied.