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Word of the Day 03/26/21 Alembic

Alembic (noun)
alembic [ uh-lem-bik ]


noun
1. a vessel with a beaked cap or head, formerly used in distilling.
2. anything that transforms, purifies, or refines.

WORDS RELATED TO ALEMBIC
kettle, jar, pot, crate, packet, vessel, dish, storage, bowl, carton, jug, pail, utensil, vase, capsule, sack, pouch, box, tank, package

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Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English, variant of alambic < Medieval Latin alambicus < dialectal Arabic al the anbīq still < Greek ámbix cup

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ALEMBIC
Gracie packed up her Wellington boots, long-sleeved shirts, and trousers, and flew to Caracas with a five-liter alembic still.
WHEN A MODERN-DAY INDIANA JONES MET AN ADVENTUROUS GIN DISTILLER|ANN BINLOT|JULY 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST

All these were to be reduced to powder and placed in a glass alembic and dissolved.
OLD-TIME MAKERS OF MEDICINE|JAMES J. WALSH

Alembic, al-em′bik, n. a vessel used by the old chemists in distillation.
CHAMBERS'S TWENTIETH CENTURY DICTIONARY (PART 1 OF 4: A-D)|VARIOUS

I then turned my attention to a receiver, connected by a worm with an alembic on the furnace.
AURIOL|W. HARRISON AINSWORTH

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