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cu·pel

 (kyo͞o′pəl, kyo͞o-pĕl′)
n.
1. A porous cup, often made of bone ash, used in assaying to separate precious metals from base elements such as lead.
2. The bottom or receptacle in a silver-refining furnace.
tr.v. cu·peled, cu·pel·ing, cu·pels or cu·pelled or cu·pel·ling
To assay or separate from base metals in a cupel.

[French coupelle, from Old French, diminutive of coupe, cup, from Late Latin cuppa, drinking vessel.]

cu′pel·ler, cu′pel·er n.

cupel

(ˈkjuːpəl; kjʊˈpɛl)
n
1. (Metallurgy) a refractory pot in which gold or silver is refined
2. (Metallurgy) a small porous bowl made of bone ash in which gold and silver are recovered from a lead button during assaying
vb, -pels, -pelling or -pelled, -pels, -peling or -peled
(Metallurgy) (tr) to refine (gold or silver) by means of cupellation
[C17: from French coupelle, diminutive of coupe cup]
ˈcupeller, ˈcupeler n

cu•pel

(ˈkyu pəl, kyuˈpɛl)

n., v. -peled, -pel•ing (esp. Brit.) -pelled, -pel•ling. n.
1. a small, porous cup, usu. made of bone ash, used in assaying, as for separating gold and silver from lead.
2. a receptacle or furnace bottom in which silver is refined.
v.t.
3. to heat or refine in a cupel.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin cūpella= Latin cūp(a) tub + -ella diminutive suffix]
cu′pel•er, cu•pel′ler, n.
cu`pel•la′tion, n.

cupel


Past participle: cupelled
Gerund: cupelling

Imperative
cupel
cupel
Present
I cupel
you cupel
he/she/it cupels
we cupel
you cupel
they cupel
Preterite
I cupelled
you cupelled
he/she/it cupelled
we cupelled
you cupelled
they cupelled
Present Continuous
I am cupelling
you are cupelling
he/she/it is cupelling
we are cupelling
you are cupelling
they are cupelling
Present Perfect
I have cupelled
you have cupelled
he/she/it has cupelled
we have cupelled
you have cupelled
they have cupelled
Past Continuous
I was cupelling
you were cupelling
he/she/it was cupelling
we were cupelling
you were cupelling
they were cupelling
Past Perfect
I had cupelled
you had cupelled
he/she/it had cupelled
we had cupelled
you had cupelled
they had cupelled
Future
I will cupel
you will cupel
he/she/it will cupel
we will cupel
you will cupel
they will cupel
Future Perfect
I will have cupelled
you will have cupelled
he/she/it will have cupelled
we will have cupelled
you will have cupelled
they will have cupelled
Future Continuous
I will be cupelling
you will be cupelling
he/she/it will be cupelling
we will be cupelling
you will be cupelling
they will be cupelling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cupelling
you have been cupelling
he/she/it has been cupelling
we have been cupelling
you have been cupelling
they have been cupelling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cupelling
you will have been cupelling
he/she/it will have been cupelling
we will have been cupelling
you will have been cupelling
they will have been cupelling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cupelling
you had been cupelling
he/she/it had been cupelling
we had been cupelling
you had been cupelling
they had been cupelling
Conditional
I would cupel
you would cupel
he/she/it would cupel
we would cupel
you would cupel
they would cupel
Past Conditional
I would have cupelled
you would have cupelled
he/she/it would have cupelled
we would have cupelled
you would have cupelled
they would have cupelled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cupel - a small porous bowl made of bone ash used in assaying to separate precious metals from e.g. leadcupel - a small porous bowl made of bone ash used in assaying to separate precious metals from e.g. lead
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
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