[ UK /ɐlˈɛmbɪk/ ]
  1. an obsolete kind of container used for distillation; two retorts connected by a tube
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How To Use alembic In A Sentence

  • They first invented and named the alembic for the purposes of distillation, analyzed the substances of the three kingdoms of nature, tried the distinction and affinities of alcalis and acids, and converted the poisonous minerals into soft and salutary medicines. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • The condensation visible when an object is heated in an alembic was sometimes called the queen's tears.
  • The ‘limbeck’ is an alembic, a piece of distilling apparatus known also to alchemists.
  • The meat of them has been transmuted in the alembic of Chapter 35
  • The most highly alembicated and sophisticated work of art, arising in complex civilizations.
  • This ingenious man, however metaphysical and alembicated he may be in his writings, was of great simplicity in his character and conversation.
  • Gilbert White's phrase, forms the best "alembic" for distilling water from fog at all times of the year. The Naturalist on the Thames
  • He has the most confused mind, alembicated, what our ancestors called a diseur de phébus, and he makes the things that he says even more unpleasant by the manner in which he says them. Within a Budding Grove
  • He carefully fit the sieve into the throat of a flask, and turned to Gaspare, who was bent over the vessel like a chymist before his alembic. Asimov's Science Fiction
  • I wanted him to give her up and lucidly informed him why; on which he never protested nor contradicted, never was even so alembicated as to declare just for the sake of the point that he wouldn't. Glasses
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