Definition of alembicated in English:
(Of an idea, expression, or style) excessively subtle or refined.
- 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.
Late 18th century: from alembic + the adjectival suffix -ated.
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