alchemy

(redirected from alchemistic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to alchemistic: alchemy

alchemy

A pseudoscience of the Middle Ages, which attempted to use primitive lab methods to understand laws of nature and the universe. Some of the methods and glassware alchemists created are still used in some form. Most alchemists tried to turn heavy metal into gold.
References in periodicals archive ?
If this was quite a favourable picture of the love of woman, where one can see an estimated picture of her, I will now turn to the depiction of women in Zones of the Spirit where Strindberg in his aim to describe women exploits phenomena that comes about in the initiation of the alchemistic transformation process, that is when obstacles occur which make the transformation difficult, and sometimes even impossible, to pursue.
This last picture of the woman in Zones of the Spirit can be said to contain a very unfavourable view of woman and it's associates with the kind of obstacles that occur in the beginning of the alchemistic transformation process.
According to the consulting firm Arthur Andersen, a price increase of just 1 percent can translate into alchemistic operating profit increases of 11 percent or more if unit volume is maintained.
Chewing had a divine value as an alchemistic process whereby nutrition was connected to growth and development of the being.
It is a subtle mixture, an alchemistic fusion, an explosive cocktail made up of several ingredients, several traditions, each of them indispensable, each of them present in the final product.
For instance, the Neoplatonic evaluation of Circe-Venus as chaos and 'ocean's daughter' coheres with Graeco-Roman, astrological, alchemistic, folkloric and Christian formulations.
Founded in 1994, the brewery has achieved famed acclaim from Maine to Virginia with its blend of fermentational mystery and alchemistic science.