elixir of life

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a hypothetical substance believed to maintain life indefinitely

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He died in his late 40s from mercury poisoning after drinking the compound, believing it to be the elixir of life.
Jesus offers the elixir of life to all who will drink it (John 4:10).
Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant, it is the very elixir of life.
The elixir of life, also known as elixir of immortality and sometimes equated with the philosopher's stone, is a mythical potion that supposedly grants the drinker eternal youth.
For years, the princess searched for the elixir of life until it became her most precious secret and the reason behind her power.
A Many studies suggest that drinking tea is beneficial for your health, but no research has determined that tea is "the elixir of life.
They play three bumbling scientists who attempt to create the elixir of life but accidently create a zombie outbreak.
The book covers beliefs and practices from a variety of cultures and time periods, including tales of a Chinese emperor traveling to an island in search of a mythical fruit that could raise the dead, and of the twenty-first-century president of Kazakhstan who called on his scientists to create an elixir of life -- resulting in a yogurt-based drink.
Looking at the broader picture, it is important enough for us to celebrate - after decades of sending probes examining planetary structures and billions of dollars invested in space research, we have stumbled across considerable presence of water - the elixir of life - on Mars, our nearest neighbour.
Critics have increasingly turned to Hawthorne's neglected Elixir of Life manuscripts.
SCI-FI flick Cocoon fantasised about finding the elixir of life, but scientist Craig Currie has come closer than anyone - in a pill that makes you live longer.
Hailed as the latest elixir of life, coconut oil is the hot health commodity.
Using Emerson's The Conduct of Life (1860), Hawthorne's Septimius Felton; or, the Elixir of Life (1872), and Melville's Clarel, A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land (1876), Kevorkian shows how each revises his religious position in response to changing events, and, in the case of Hawthorne and Melville, in response to Emerson's provocations in The Conduct of Life (with Melville responding to Hawthorne as well as to Emerson).
Water is considered one of the most indispensable resources and is the elixir of life for human beings other organisms of the environment and maintaining the balance of nature.
From turning base metals into gold or silver, to an elixir of life conferring youth and immortality, early alchemists helped develop theories and basic laboratory techniques that are still recognisable today.