Alchemy: the science of understanding, deconstructing, and reconstructing matter. However, it is not an all-powerful art. It is impossible to create something out of nothing. If one wishes to obtain something, something of equal value must be given. This is the law of equivalent exchange; the basis of all alchemy. In accordance to this law, there is a taboo among alchemists. Human transmutation is strictly forbidden. For what could equal the value of a human soul?
by crazy (not weeaboo) anime fan February 15, 2018
Modern Alchemy is a magical art that aims at the spiritual transformation of the Alchemist.
In ancient times the study of Alchemy led to the founding of the science of chemistry.
Unknown to many people the goal of study of alchemy was not to turn base metals into gold.
By being able to turn base metals into gold the Alchemist was believed to transform him self spiritually, and the gold was sometimes thought to be a metaphor for the Alchemist soul.
And the transformation was thought to take place to magical or paranormal means.
Alchemist wrote there texts in a type of code to keep people only seeking wealth from corupting the science.
Modern Alchemy is an occult science and studied by people serious about the spiritual side of the universe.
He's into Alchemy.
by Judge dredd7 February 1, 2012
Alchemy is a science preformed by Alchemists. It is the art of changing one substance to another. It's taking the molecules of a substance apart, rearranging them, and putting them back in a new form creating a new substance. "Equivalent Exchange" is a rule in Alchemy. As in you cant create a sheet of metal from a branch. Using ingredients with arrays, a symbol used in alchemy, can create a substance with the ingredients.
I created a Hydrogen Balloon with these ingredients and this array with Alchemy
or
Use Alchemy to fix that radio
by `Kloud January 31, 2006
Alchemy: the science of understanding, deconstructing, and reconstructing matter. However, it is not an all-powerful art. It is impossible to create something out of nothing. If one wishes to obtain something, something of equal value must be given. This is the law of equivalent exchange; the basis of all alchemy. In accordance to this law, there is a taboo among alchemists. Human transmutation is strictly forbidden. For what could equal the value of a human soul?
"Hey dude what's that quote from FMA?" "Oh you mean Alchemy: the science of understanding, deconstructing, and reconstructing matter. However, it is not an all-powerful art. It is impossible to create something out of nothing. If one wishes to obtain something, something of equal value must be given. This is the law of equivalent exchange; the basis of all alchemy. In accordance to this law, there is a taboo among alchemists. Human transmutation is strictly forbidden. For what could equal the value of a human soul?"

"Dude I just asked a simple question"
by Killer kuraiz February 8, 2018
Slang for turning useless or old objects into money via pawning or other such methods

*as stated here a primitive form of chemistry this is the true definition of alchemy
eg: Jim sold me a bag of oregano claiming it was cannabis, Alchemy of the highest order i paid 50 quid for a bag of legal herbs.

eg 2) Found some old necklace in my attic, apparently its vintage i flogged it for 500 quid. My alchemy skills mean i'm getting pissed tonight
by datguy1datguy2 July 14, 2011
Is also a group of people that specialize in taking a DVD and removing the main movie using software on a PC, sometimes with subtitles and dual audio. A process know as ripping, the group usually add their tag to the end of a torrent file... such as (A-RG), the RG in this case standing for "Release Group". They are not professionals but serious hobbyists who share the fruits of their labour through the P2P network.
Pal Dvdrip - xvid - mp3 - English - Alchemy_RG

Black Snake Moan - 2007, NTSC Dvdrip - xvid - AC3+MP3 - English - Alchemy_RG
by Mike Spratts June 28, 2007
The Hermetic science and art of causing change, both physically and spiritually. The term is also used to describe the spiritual practices of chemists from other ancient cultures, such as ancient Chinese "alchemists." In the old days, there was no division seen between spiritual and physical practices, but for the sake of modern obsession with duality, alchemy can be divided into two types.

Practical alchemy _is_ chemisty, studying and manipulating the properties of matter to get what you want out of the universe.

Spiritual alchemy is what is discussed when "turning base metals into gold" is described. It is a form of mysticism, spiritual self-improvement with analogies to chemical jargon. "Gold" is spiritual perfection, while the lesser "base" metals (such as lead) are impure states of the spirit, unenlightened and full of the problems of mortal life.

Knowledgable alchemists were never trying to make a potion for eternal life or a stone that would transform physical materials into gold.
I seek enlightenment through alchemy.
by Adrian August 3, 2005