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bot·tle

 (bŏt′l)
n.
1. A receptacle having a narrow neck, usually no handles, and a mouth that can be plugged, corked, or capped.
2. The quantity that a bottle holds.
3. A receptacle filled with milk or formula that is fed, as to babies, in place of breast milk.
4. Informal
a. Intoxicating liquor: Don't take to the bottle.
b. The practice of drinking large quantities of intoxicating liquor: Her problem is the bottle.
tr.v. bot·tled, bot·tling, bot·tles
1. To place in a bottle.
2. To hold in; restrain: bottled up my emotions.

[Middle English botel, from Old French botele, from Medieval Latin butticula, diminutive of Late Latin buttis, cask.]

bot′tler n.
Translations

bottling

[ˈbɒtlɪŋ] Nembotellado m

bottling

nAbfüllen nt; (of fruit)Einmachen nt; bottling plantAbfüllanlage f
References in classic literature ?
Had desired to sell for the past five years, ever since he had engaged in the enterprise of bottling mineral water at the springs lower down the valley.
Sinners that have been kept down and had examples held up to them, and suffered frequent lectures, and been so put upon in a moral way and in the matter of going slow and being serious and bottling up slang, and so crowded in regard to the matter of being proper and always and forever behaving, that their lives have become a burden to them, would not lag behind pilgrims at such a time as this, and wink furtively, and be joyful, and commit other such crimes--because it would not occur to them to do it.
The simplest utterances are worthiest to be written, yet are they so cheap and so things of course, that in the infinite riches of the soul it is like gathering a few pebbles off the ground, or bottling a little air in a phial, when the whole earth and the whole atmosphere are ours.