one that practices alchemy
- one that had been versed in training of alchemy and whom sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest while the philosopher's rock
- One who techniques alchemy.
1510s, from center French alquemiste, from Medieval Latin alchimista (see alchemy). Early in the day types had been alchemister (late 14c.), alkanamyer (belated 15c.).
(n.) One that techniques alchemy.
For him chemistry was the science of the composition of substances, not merely an adjunct to the arts of the alchemist or the physician.