[ US /ɹəˈsɛptəkəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪsˈɛptəkə‍l/ ]
  1. an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert
  2. enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts
  3. a container that is used to put or keep things in
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How To Use receptacle In A Sentence

  • Petal length was measured as the length of the petal from its apex to its adaxial junction with the receptacle.
  • These are capable of refuelling Navy and NATO aircraft, which use a probe and drogue system instead of a boom and receptacle.
  • Is not the same precaution more essential with the receptacles for digestion and egestion? Intestinal Ills Chronic Constipation, Indigestion, Autogenetic Poisons, Diarrhea, Piles, Etc. Also Auto-Infection, Auto-Intoxication, Anemia, Emaciation, Etc. Due to Proctitis and Colitis
  • The angels said, "Who does not know that the delights of conjugial love exceed those of all other loves? and who cannot see, that into some love are collected all the blessednesses, satisfactions, and delights, which can possibly be conferred by the Lord, and that the receptacle thereof is love truly conjugial, which is capable of receiving and perceiving them fully and sensibly? The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love
  • Be sure ground fault circuit interrupters are specified for all electrical receptacles.
  • In Women in Love, animals become the receptacles of man's deepest and darkest desires, ones that are often repressed in human interactions but filter to the surface when animals enter the equation.
  • The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. Pablo Picasso 
  • Stowing away his "dunnage," therefore, in the after deck - house, and flinging his bedding into the berth which he selected for his own occupation, he quickly rejoined the mate, who furnished him with book and pencil, and stationed him at the after hatchway to take account of everything which passed down that receptacle. The Missing Merchantman
  • This high-principled lophobranch is so careful of its callow and helpless young that it carries about the unhatched eggs with him under his own tail, in what scientific ichthyologists pleasantly describe as a subcaudal pouch or cutaneous receptacle. Science in Arcady
  • Also, look for frayed cords, and don't forget to test outdoor electrical receptacles.
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