What is another word for Menstruums?

Pronunciation: [mˈɛnstrjuːəmz] (IPA)

Menstruums refer to solvents or liquids that are used to dissolve or extract substances. It could be challenging to find synonyms for the word menstruums, but some alternatives that could mean the same include solvents, solutions, diluents, extracts, spirits, elixirs, tinctures, and suspensions. Solvents refer to liquids that are used to dissolve or dilute other substances, while solutions are homogenous mixtures of two or more substances that dissolve in each other. Diluents are liquids that are used to weaken or dilute solutions. Extracts, spirits, elixirs, and tinctures are substances extracted from natural sources, while suspensions are mixtures of two or more substances that do not dissolve in each other.

What are the hypernyms for Menstruums?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Menstruums

Having then observ'd, that Mercury being dissolv'd in Some Menstruums, would yield a dark Yellow Precipitate, and supposing that, as to this, common Water, and the Salts that stick to the Mercury would be equivalent to those Acid Menstruums, which work upon the Quick-silver, upon the account of their Saline particles, I substituted a Solution of Sublimate in fair Water, instead of a Solution of Mercury in Aqua-fortis, or Spirit of Nitre, that simple Solution being both clearer and free from that very offensive Smell, which accompanies the Solutions of Mercury made with those other corrosive Liquors; then I consider'd, that That, which makes the Yellow Colour, is indeed but a Precipitate made by the means of the Oyl of Tartar, which we drop in, and which, as Chymists know, does generally precipitate Metalline Bodies corroded by Acid Salts; so that the Colour in our case results from the Coalition of the Mercurial particles with the Saline ones, wherewith they were formerly associated, and with the Alcalizate particles of the Salt of Tartar that swim up and down in the Oyl.
"Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours (1664)"
Robert Boyle
But though I have from Minerals obtain'd with several Menstruums very differing Colours, and some such as perhaps you would be surpriz'd to see drawn from such Bodies: yet I must now pass by the particulars, being desirous to put an End to this Treatise, before I put an end to your Patience and my own.
"Experiments and Considerations Touching Colours (1664)"
Robert Boyle

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