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cru·ci·ble

 (kro͞o′sə-bəl)
n.
1. A vessel made of a refractory substance such as graphite or porcelain, used for melting and calcining materials at high temperatures.
2.
a. An extremely difficult experience or situation; a severe test or trial: "the emotional crucible of a wartime deployment" (Kristin Henderson). See Synonyms at trial.
b. A place, time, or situation in which different social forces or intellectual influences come together and cause new developments: "Macroeconomics ... was cast in the crucible of the Depression" (Peter Passell).

[Middle English crusible, from Medieval Latin crūcibulum, night-light, crucible, possibly from Old French croisuel, cresset; see cresset.]

crucible

(ˈkruːsɪbəl)
n
1. (Chemistry) a vessel in which substances are heated to high temperatures
2. (Metallurgy) the hearth at the bottom of a metallurgical furnace in which the metal collects
3. a severe trial or test
[C15 corusible, from Medieval Latin crūcibulum night lamp, crucible, of uncertain origin]

Crucible

(ˈkruːsɪbəl)
n
(Named Buildings) the Crucible a Sheffield theatre, venue of the annual world professional snooker championship

cru•ci•ble

(ˈkru sə bəl)

n.
1. a container of metal or refractory material employed for heating substances to high temperatures.
2. a hollow area at the bottom of a furnace in which the metal collects.
3. a severe test or trial, esp. one that causes a lasting change or influence.
[1400–50; late Middle English crusible, corusible < Medieval Latin crucibulum; compare Anglo-French crusil, Old French croisuel, croisol night lamp, crucible < Gallo-Romance *croceolus]

cru·ci·ble

(kro͞o′sə-bəl)
A heat-resistant container used to melt ores, metals, and other materials.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crucible - a vessel made of material that does not melt easilycrucible - a vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used for high temperature chemical reactions
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

crucible

noun
A state of pain or anguish that tests one's resiliency and character:
Translations
بوتَقَـه
tyglík
smeltedigel
olvasztótégely
deigla
tiglis
tīģelis
téglik

crucible

[ˈkruːsɪbl] Ncrisol m (also fig)

crucible

n(Schmelz)tiegel m

crucible

[ˈkruːsɪbl] ncrogiolo

crucible

(ˈkruːsibl) noun
a pot in which metals etc may be melted. He heated the chemicals in a crucible in the laboratory.