alembic
[ uh-lem-bik ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Middle English via Old French from medieval Latin alembicus, from Arabic al-'anbīq, from al- ‘the’ + 'anbīq ‘still’ (from Greek ambix, ambik- ‘cup, cap of a still’)
Synonyms
  • bottle
  • canister
  • carton
  • jug
  • kettle
  • package
  • pot
  • tub
  • vase
  • vessel
Antonyms
  • unavailable
Definition
anything that transforms, purifies, or refines
Example
Spirits must go through an alembic as part of the distilling process.
Usage Over Time

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