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Mythical ConnotationsPlay
Elixir often implies a mystical quality, especially in fantasy or fiction. SlideThe ancient tome mentioned an elixir that could turn lead into gold.
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Not RealPlay
In modern times, 'elixir' may be used jokingly to refer to something not truly magical. SlideThis coffee is my morning elixir; it wakes me right up!
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Metaphorical UsePlay
People use 'elixir' metaphorically to describe a solution to a problem. SlideLaughter is an elixir that can often relieve stress.