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Preserve or burn (alchemy)

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Preserve or burn (alchemy)

In alchemy, this symbol can have two distinctive meanings.

It could mean either to preserve or keep something, or to purify a material by burning it until it gets white-hot. The latter process was believed to maintain the essence of the material while removing its impurities.

For a comparable symbol, see 'Purify by burning'.

Graphical characteristics:
Symmetric, Closed shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

Preserve or burn (alchemy) is part of the Alchemical processes group.

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