alembication

noun
alem·​bi·​ca·​tion | \ ə-ˌlem-bə-ˈkā-shən \
plural -s

Definition of alembication

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

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First Known Use of alembication

1824, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Alembication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alembication. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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