Alchemy

Alchemy [ AL-kuh'-mee ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy having as its aims, transmuting baser metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease and an elixir of longevity
2. any magical power or process by which a common substance can be transmuted into a substance of great value
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The art of alchemy was subtle and often misunderstood.

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