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philosopher's stone

The philosopher's stone is the magical substance in alchemy that can turn base metals into gold, cure all ills and ailments, and allow its possessor to achieve immortality. Unfortunately, like many wonderful things dreamed up by the alchemists, this substance exists only in the imagination.

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