alembication

noun alem·bi·ca·tion \ə-ˌlem-bə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of alembication

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the action of alembicating or the state of being alembicated :  distillation the alembication of a lifetime's thought and experience — Olin Downes

  2. 2 :  overrefinement preciosity

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First Known Use of alembication

1824


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