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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


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


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

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

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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 previewDynamics of the Unconscious (1988)

Seminars in Psychological Astrology Volume 2 (Seminars in Psychological Astrology, Vol 2) by Liz Greene, Howard Sasportas

Liz: The alembic is the vessel in which the alchemical work is performed. It is also called a retort. Usually these were glass vessels, rounded at the bottom to rest in a metal rack, and with a long neck, sometimes curved. There is a wonderful ...

Google previewText-book in the English Language for December 1869 (1869)

Containing Addison's Spectator, Scott's Lay of the Last Minstrel, Byron's Prisoner of Chillon, and Full Notes Throughout

Alembic is the usual form. The word is Arabic, ...

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 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 preview2015 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market (2014)

The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published by Rachel Randall

edu/english/creative-writing/Pages/alembic.aspx. Contact: Magazine has revolving editor. Editorial term: 1 year. Estab. 1940. “The Alembic is an international literary journal featuring the work of both established and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines (1864)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice. Illustrated with Nearly Sixteen Hundred Engravings on Wood. Reprinted Entirely from the Last Corrected and Greatly Enl. English Ed

The alembic, A, being filled three-fourths with vinasse, and a having only 4 or 5 inches of vinasse over its bottom, the liquor in A is made to boil, and the stop- cock, r, being at the same time opened, some of the wine to be distilled is allowed to ...

Google previewThe popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana]. (1883)

by Popular encyclopedia

ALEMBIC, a simple apparatus used by the ancient chemists for distillation. The word is derived from the Arabic, but was originally the Greek ambir, a cup, used by Dioscorides for the cup of a still, ...

Google previewA Supplement to Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines (1863)

by Robert Hunt

ALEMBIC, a still (which tte). The term is, however, applied to a still of peculiar construction, in which the head, or capital, is a separate piece, fitted and ground to the neck of the boiler, or cucurbit, or otherwise carefully united with a lute.

Google previewBritish Encyclopedia (1819)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

ALEMBIC, in chemistry, a vessel usually made of glass or copper, formerly used for distillation. The bottom, in which the substance to be distilled is put, is called the cucw-In't ,- the upper part is called the head, the beak of which is fitted into 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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