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Definition of the noun alembic

What does alembic mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alembics

  1. an obsolete kind of container used for distillation; two retorts connected by a tube
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: retort = a vessel where substances are distilled or decomposed by heat

Alternative definition of the noun alembic

noun

  1. An early chemical apparatus, consisting of two retorts connected by a tube, used to purify substances by distillation

Writings

"Alembic" is a book by Timothy d'Arch Smith.

  • also known as "Alembic: a novel"
  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1992

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alembic

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Google previewHunt's Hand-Book to the Official Catalogues of the Great Exhibition (2011)

An Explanatory Guide to the Natural Productions and Manufactures of the Great Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, 1851 by Robert Hunt

In a factory there are generally several alembics ranged together ; a single fire is sufficient to heat three, the fumes passing into the same chimney. Above each alembic is a head, whose neck communicates with a tube leading to a channel ...

Google previewExploring Variable Elimination as a Preprocessing Technique to Speed Up SAT. (2008)

Alembic is a preprocessor [10] where the authors apply the assertion of a negation of a clause to preprocessing the original clauses of a CNF formula. They introduced the notion of deduction power of a CNF formula to characterize ...

Google previewGarcia (2000)

An American Life by Blair Jackson

an alembic is an instrument used to refine, purify and transform. The Dead helped. Line Up a Long Shot. Maybe Try It Two Times 235 CHAPTER 13— Line Up a Long Shot, Maybe Try It Two Times.

Google previewThe Cornell Chemist (1914)

Alembic is a social club made up of upperclassmen taking chemistry, The insignia is a fob or small pin with an “alembic” on it. .Tau Beta Pf an honorary engineering society, having chapters in most of the engineering schools in the country.

Google previewOn Farting (2010)

Language and Laughter in the Middle Ages by V. Allen

Just as the alchemical alembic is a womb where the marvellous transmutation occurs, so in the athenor of the stomach, an equally marvellous transmuta- tion takes place every day. The stool is the end product of the digestive process, and the ...

Google previewNineteen Centuries of Drink in England (2014)

A History by Richard Valpy French

Alembic is the Greek μβιξ, a beaker, with the Arabic prefix al, which is intensive. Alcohol is the Hebrew Kaal (Chaldaic cohal), with the same prefix, and signifies something highly subtilised, pure spirit.[57] The Arabians owed much to other ...

Google previewCreating Visual Effects in Maya (2014)

Fire, Water, Debris, and Destruction by Lee Lanier

Alembic is a relatively new format developed by visual effects and animation professionals; it supports a wide array of 3D components and uses the .abc extension. FBX is an interchange file format provided by Autodeskthat can carry geometry ...

Google previewA Short History of the Art of Distillation (1970)

From the Beginnings Up to the Death of Cellier Blumenthal by Robert J. Forbes

Alembic is that which is fitted on the top of the cucurbit .

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopaedia; Or, A Dictionary of Facts, and Useful Knowledge (1804)

Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy. Together with Descriptions of the Most Interesting Objects of Nature and Art; the History of Men and Animals, in a State of Health Or Disease; and Practical Hints Respecting the Arts and Manufactures, Both Familiar and Commercial, Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Cuts in Five Volumes by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich, James Mease

but especially something whose smell is very volatile, draw off only the best, unlute the alembic, and what remains in the still will be found to have a very disagreeable smell ; whence it follows that if a little more had been drawn off, it would ...

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopaedia (1803)

Or, A Dictionary of Facts and Useful Knowledge, Comprehending a Concise View of the Latest Discoveries, Inventions, and Improvements, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy ... by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich, James Mease

but especially something whose smell is very volatile, draw off only the best, unlute the alembic, and what remains in the still will be found to have a very disagreeable smell ; whence it follows that if a little more had been drawn off, it would ...

Google previewA general dictionary of chemistry (1805)

by William Nisbet

Alembic. Alembic is a copper cap tinned in the inside, made like a head ; to this the pipe (before worms were contrived), which passes through a tub of cold water , was fixed, to receive the vapour from the vessel containing the matters to be ...

Google previewLexicon Physico-medicum (1794)

Or, A New Medicinal Dictionary. Explaining the Difficult Terms Used in the Several Branches of the Profession, and in Such Parts of Natural Philosophy, as are Introductory Thereto. With an Account of the Things Signified by Such Terms. Collected from the Most Eminent Authors by John Quincy

Alembic, quickfilver. Alembicus.

Google previewHippie Dictionary (2013)

A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s and 1970s by John Bassett Mccleary

Alembic ”Guitar” Company 11 When taken mystically, it could lead to higher awareness. Such awareness was limited to the initiated because embarking on such a spiritual journey without proper discipline was considered dangerous to the ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1E1M3B3I1C3

The value of this 7-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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