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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cru·ci·ble /ˈkrusəbəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cru·ci·ble /ˈkrusəbəl/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cru·ci·ble n.
 1. A vessel or melting pot, composed of some very refractory substance, as clay, graphite, platinum, and used for melting and calcining substances which require a strong degree of heat, as metals, ores, etc.
 2. A hollow place at the bottom of a furnace, to receive the melted metal.
 3. A test of the most decisive kind; a severe trial; as, the crucible of affliction.
 Hessian crucible Chem., a cheap, brittle, and fragile, but very refractory crucible, composed of the finest fire clay and sand, and commonly used for a single heating; -- named from the place of manufacture.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used
          for high temperature chemical reactions [syn: melting