meaning of Alembic

Alembic meaning in General Dictionary

An apparatus formerly found in distillation often manufactured from glass or material It's mainly provided location to the retort and worm however

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  • an obsolete sorts of container used for distillation; two retorts connected by a tube
  • An apparatus previously utilized in distillation, typically made of cup or material. This has mostly offered spot to the retort and worm nonetheless.

Alembic meaning in Medical Dictionary

a kind of still, an apparatus used in the process of distillation. Alembics were used in biochemistry and biomedical laboratories as well as in distilling cognac.


Alembic meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., from Middle French alambic (13c.), via Old Spanish, from Arabic al-anbiq "distilling flask," from Greek ambix "glass," of unidentified, possibly Semitic, origin. Usually spelled limbeck 15c.-17c.


Alembic meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An apparatus formerly utilized in distillation, generally manufactured from cup or material. This has mainly provided spot to the retort and worm nevertheless.


Sentence Examples with the word Alembic

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 alkalis and acids, and converted the poisonous minerals into soft and salutary remedies.

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