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CRUCIBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crucible mean? 

CRUCIBLE (noun)
  The noun CRUCIBLE has 1 sense:

1. a vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used for high temperature chemical reactions

  Familiarity information: CRUCIBLE used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRUCIBLE (noun)


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Meaning:

A vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used for high temperature chemical reactions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

crucible; melting pot

Hypernyms ("crucible" is a kind of...):

vessel (an object used as a container (especially for liquids))


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