flask

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noun \ˈflask, ˈfläsk\

Definition of flask

  1. :  a container often somewhat narrowed toward the outlet and often fitted with a closure: such asa :  a broad flattened necked vessel used especially to carry alcoholic beverages on the personb British :  thermos

Origin and Etymology of flask

Medieval French flasque powder flask, ultimately from Late Latin flascon-, flasco bottle, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German flaska bottle


First Known Use: 1549

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FLASK Defined for English Language Learners

flask

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noun \ˈflask, ˈfläsk\

Definition of flask for English Language Learners

  • : a container that is shaped like a flattened bottle and that is used to carry alcohol

  • : a glass bottle used in scientific laboratories


FLASK Defined for Kids

flask

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noun \ˈflask\

Definition of flask for Students

  1. :  a container like a bottle with a flat or rounded body


Medical Dictionary

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flask

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noun \ˈflask\

Medical Definition of flask

  1. :  a container often somewhat narrowed toward the outlet and often fitted with a closure: asa:  any of various usually blown-glass vessels used for technical purposes in a laboratoryb:  a metal container in which the materials used to form a dental restoration (as a denture) are processed


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flask

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Medical Definition of flask

  1. :  to place (a denture) in a flask for processing



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