alembicated

adjective

alem·​bi·​cat·​ed
ə-ˈlem-bə-ˌkā-təd
: overrefined as if by excessive distillation : excessively subtle : precious
highly sophisticated and alembicated poetryRichard Aldington
the alembicated, the etiolate, the highly elaboratedEric Partridge

Word History

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alembicated was in 1786

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“Alembicated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alembicated. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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