- an apparatus of glass or metal, like a retort, formerly used for distilling
- anything that refines or purifies
Origin of alembicMiddle English and Old French alambic from Medieval Latin alambicus from Arabic al-anb?q from al, the + anb?q, distilling flask from Classical Greek ambix, a cup
- An apparatus consisting of two vessels connected by a tube, formerly used for distilling liquids.
- A device that purifies or alters by a process comparable to distillation.
Origin of alembicMiddle English alambic from Old French from Medieval Latin alembicus from Arabic al-'anbīq al- the 'anbīq still ( from Greek ambix cup )