philosopher's stone

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phi·los·o·pher's stone

a stone sought by the alchemists of the Middle Ages that was supposedly able to transmute base metals into gold, to make precious stones, and to cure all ills, and thus confer longevity; it was also believed to be a universal solvent.
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Durham Cathedral's cloisters became the snowy Hogwarts quadrangle in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 2001.
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