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hermetic (adj) of ancient sciences especially of alchemy.
Anything related to ancient sciences, especially to alchemy is hermetic. Hermetic study is the study of ancient sciences, especially alchemy that deals with the process of changing cheap metals into gold.
- Alchemy, one of the hermetic sciences, attracted a good number of scholars and laymen, as they were all tempted by the prospect of changing cheap metals into gold.
- Some of the students of the hermetic sciences really believed that there was a process by which gold can be obtained from base metals like lead and copper. They spent a lot of their time and resources exploring the process.