Crucible



[kroo-suh-buh l] /ˈkru sə bəl/

noun
1.
a container of metal or refractory material employed for heating substances to high temperatures.
2.
Metallurgy. a hollow area at the bottom of a furnace in which the metal collects.
3.
a severe, searching test or trial.
/ˈkruːsɪbəl/
noun
1.
a vessel in which substances are heated to high temperatures
2.
the hearth at the bottom of a metallurgical furnace in which the metal collects
3.
a severe trial or test
/ˈkruːsɪbəl/
noun
1.
the Crucible, a Sheffield theatre, venue of the annual world professional snooker championship
n.

early 15c., from Medieval Latin crucibulum “melting pot for metals,” originally “night lamp.” First element might be Middle High German kruse “earthen pot.” Or perhaps it is from Latin crux on some fancied resemblance to a cross. Used of any severe test or trial since 1640s.
crucible
(kr’sə-bəl)
A heat-resistant container used to melt ores, metals, and other materials.

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