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Of or relating to the work of adepts, especially alchemists.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Chandler (b. c1625). Either from post-classical Latin adepticus easily obtained, or independently from classical Latin adeptus adept + -ic.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.