alembic

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English - Turkish
imbik
damıtıcı
{i} süzgeç
(Tıp) Damıtma cihazı
English - English
An early chemical apparatus, consisting of two retorts connected by a tube, used to purify substances by distillation
{n} a chemical vessel, a kind of still
An apparatus formerly used in distilling, consisting of a gourd-shaped vessel containing the substance to be distilled, surmounted by the alembic proper, the beak of which conveyed the vaporous products to a receiver, in which they were condensed It is now superceded by the "retort" and "wormstill "
Fr , alembic, pot still
An apparatus used for distilling
an obsolete kind of container used for distillation; two retorts connected by a tube
{i} beaker used for distilling
It has mostly given place to the retort and worm still
An apparatus formerly used in distillation, usually made of glass or metal
alembics
plural of alembic
alembic

    Hyphenation

    a·lem·bic

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    Etymology

    [ &-'lem-bik ] (noun.) 14th century. From French alambic, from mediæval Latin alembicus, from Arabic إنْبِيق (’inbīq, “still”), from Ancient Greek ἄμβιξ (ambix, “cup, cap of a still”).

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