When I saw this word I immediately thought of ‘Fullmetal Alchemist‘ – the manga/anime.
1. Pertaining to the transformation of something common, usually of little value, into a substance of great worth.
Mom and Bachelor Number Three, Charlotte andBurke, James and Charles, Josh and Ruth – we haven’t been here all together for a long time, and the collective presence of my family has an alchemical effect on the familiar rooms.
— Darcy Cosper, Wedding Season
Alchemical is the adjectival form of alchemy , which derives from the Arabic al-kimiya and the Ancient Greek khemeioa. Both roughly translate as “to pour the juices,” a figurative description of the goal of alchemy to transmute the essence of one substance into another.