Definition of alembicated in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈlɛmbɪkeɪtəd/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


(Of an idea, expression, or style) excessively subtle or refined.
Example sentences
  • The most highly alembicated and sophisticated work of art, arising in complex civilizations.
  • The prose style of Boccaccio is not a simple style—rather it is curious and alembicated.
  • The twins enjoyed confusing the Neophyte with their cryptic words and alembicated rhetoric.


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

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