alem·​bi·​cat·​ed | \ ə-ˈlem-bə-ˌkā-təd \

Definition of alembicated

: overrefined as if by excessive distillation : excessively subtle : precious highly sophisticated and alembicated poetry— Richard Aldington the alembicated, the etiolate, the highly elaborated— Eric Partridge

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First Known Use of alembicated

1786, in the meaning defined above

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“Alembicated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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