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Elixir vs. Syrup

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Elixirnoun

(alchemy) A liquid which converts lead to gold.

Syrupnoun

Any thick liquid that is added to or poured over food as a flavouring and has a high sugar content.

‘maple syrup’; ‘pancake syrup’; ‘peaches in syrup’; ‘cough syrup’;

Elixirnoun

(alchemy) A substance or liquid which is believed to cure all ills and give eternal life.

Syrupnoun

Any viscous liquid.

‘rose syrup = rosewater’;

Elixirnoun

(by extension) The alleged cure for all ailments; cure-all, panacea.

Syrupnoun

A wig.

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Elixirnoun

(pharmacy) A sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste.

Syrupnoun

Same as Sirup, Sirupy.

Elixirnoun

A tincture with more than one base; a compound tincture or medicine, composed of various substances, held in solution by alcohol in some form.

Syrupnoun

a thick sweet sticky liquid

Elixirnoun

An imaginary liquor capable of transmuting metals into gold; also, one for producing life indefinitely; as, elixir vitæ, or the elixir of life.

Syrupnoun

a thick, sweet liquid made by dissolving sugar in boiling water, often used for preserving fruit.

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Elixirnoun

The refined spirit; the quintessence.

‘The . . . elixir of worldly delights.’;

Syrupnoun

a thick, sweet liquid containing medicine or used as a drink

‘cough syrup’;

Elixirnoun

Any cordial or substance which invigorates.

‘The grand elixir, to support the spirits of human nature.’;

Syrupnoun

a thick, sticky liquid obtained from sugar cane as part of the processing of sugar.

Elixirnoun

a sweet flavored liquid (usually containing a small amount of alcohol) used in compounding medicines to be taken by mouth in order to mask an unpleasant taste

Syrupnoun

excessive sweetness or sentimentality of style or manner

‘Mr Gurney's poems are almost all of them syrup’;

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Elixirnoun

a substance believed to cure all ills

Syrupnoun

a wig

‘he has been bald for the past twenty years, his shame concealed by a syrup of some opulence’;

Elixirnoun

a magical or medicinal potion

‘an elixir guaranteed to induce love’;

Syrup

In cooking, a syrup or sirup (from Arabic: شراب‎; sharāb, beverage, wine and Latin: sirupus) is a condiment that is a thick, viscous liquid consisting primarily of a solution of sugar in water, containing a large amount of dissolved sugars but showing little tendency to deposit crystals. Its consistency is similar to that of molasses.

Elixirnoun

a preparation supposedly able to change metals into gold, sought by alchemists.

Elixirnoun

a preparation supposedly able to prolong life indefinitely

‘at one point during the festivities, the river is said to turn into the elixir of life’;

Elixirnoun

a particular type of medicinal solution

‘a cough elixir’;

Elixir

An elixir is a sweet liquid used for medical purposes, to be taken orally and intended to cure one's illness. When used as a pharmaceutical preparation, an elixir contains at least one active ingredient designed to be taken orally.

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