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Crucible

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Noun

1. crucible, melting pot

a vessel made of material that does not melt easily; used for high temperature chemical reactions

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Crucible

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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
noun
the Crucible

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Crucible

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noun
1. 
a container made of a substance that can resist great heat, for melting, fusing, or calcining ores, metals, etc.
2. 
the hollow at the bottom of an ore furnace, where the molten metal collects
3. 
a severe test or trial

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Crucible

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n.
1. A vessel made of a refractory substance such as graphite or porcelain, used for melting and calcining materials at high temperatures.
2.
a. An extremely difficult experience or situation; a severe test or trial: "the emotional crucible of a wartime deployment" (Kristin Henderson). See Synonyms at trial.
b. A place, time, or situation in which different social forces or intellectual influences come together and cause new developments: "Macroeconomics ... was cast in the crucible of the Depression" (Peter Passell).

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