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Alchemical terminology

50. Portmanteau

…The writer Lewis Carrolls fictitious Humpty-Dumpty proclaims: “You see it’s like a portmanteau—there are two meanings packed up into one word.” Continue reading

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#39. Transmute

Transmute involves an ‘upgrade’ or passing on into a more perfect form of the original thing, as opposed to metamorphizing, to alter utterly. The term is alchemical in signification. Continue reading

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