eprouvette

noun eprou·vette \¦āˌprü¦vet\

Definition of eprouvette

plural

-s

  1. :  an apparatus (such as a mortar) formerly used for testing the strength of gunpowder

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Origin and Etymology of eprouvette

French éprouvette, from éprouver to test, try (from Old French esprover, from—assumed—Vulgar Latin exprobare, from Latin ex- + probare to try, approve, prove) + -ette — more at prove


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