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alembicated

Saltos de línea: alem¦bi|cated
Pronunciación: /əˈlɛmbɪkeɪtəd
 
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Definición de alembicated en inglés:

adjetivo

archaic
(Of an idea, expression, or style) excessively subtle or refined.
Example sentences
  • This ingenious man, however metaphysical and alembicated he may be in his writings, was of great simplicity in his character and conversation.
  • Astounding, enchanting, alembicated, and dramatic, the Chopin studies are exemplary essays in emotion and manner.
  • The twins enjoyed confusing the Neophyte with their cryptic words and alembicated rhetoric.

Origen

late 18th century: from alembic + the adjectival suffix -ated.

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