Complete Definition of "crucible"

English
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Etymology
From L. term|crucibulum||night-lamp, metallurgic melting-pot, apparently a derivative of term|crux||cross.

Pronunciation
IPA|/ËkɹuËsɪbÉl/, SAMPA|/"kr\u:[email protected]/

Noun
en-noun

#context|chemistry A cup-shaped piece of laboratory equipment used to contain chemical compounds when heating them to very high temperatures.

  1. A heat-resistant container in which metals are melted, usually at temperatures above 500°C, commonly made of graphite with clay as a binder.
  2. A very difficult and trying experience, that acts as a refining or hardening process.

Translations
trans-top|cup-shaped piece of laboratory equipment
German: Tiegel m
Italian: crogiolo m
Greek: ÏÏνεÏÏήÏι n
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Polish: tygiel m
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trans-top|heat-resistant container in which metals are melted
German: Tiegel m
Italian: crogiolo m
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Polish: tygiel m
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trans-top|difficult and trying experience
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Polish: ciÄżka próba f
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