Phial
Phial Phi"al, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Phialed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Phialing}.] To put or keep in, or as in, a phial. [1913 Webster]

Its phial'd wrath may fate exhaust. --Shenstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • phial — ► NOUN ▪ a small cylindrical glass bottle, typically for medicines. ORIGIN Greek phial , denoting a broad flat container …   English terms dictionary

  • Phial — Phi al, n. [F. fiole, L. phiala a broad, flat, shallow cup or bowl, Gr. ?. cf. {Vial}.] A glass vessel or bottle, especially a small bottle for medicines; a vial. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phial — c.1300, from O.Fr. fiole (12c.), from M.L. phiola, from L. phiala, from Gk. phiale broad, flat drinking vessel, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • phial — [fī′əl] n. [ME fiole < OFr < Prov fiola < ML < L phiala < Gr phialē, broad, shallow drinking vessel] a small bottle, usually of glass, for containing liquids; vial …   English World dictionary

  • phial — Vial Vi al, n. [OE. viole, fiole, F. fiole. See {Phial}.] A small bottle, usually of glass; a little glass vessel with a narrow aperture intended to be closed with a stopper; as, a vial of medicine. [Written also {phial}.] [1913 Webster] Take… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phial — phi|al [ˈfaıəl] n a small bottle, especially for liquid medicines = ↑vial phial of ▪ a phial of morphine …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • phial — UK [ˈfaɪəl] / US noun [countable] Word forms phial : singular phial plural phials formal a small bottle for medicine or perfume …   English dictionary

  • phial — 1. noun A glass vessel or bottle, especially a small bottle for medicines. Syn: vial, test tube 2. verb To put or keep in, or as in, a phial …   Wiktionary

  • phial — [[t]fa͟ɪ͟əl[/t]] phials N COUNT A phial is a small tube shaped glass bottle used, for example, to hold medicine. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • Phial — phiala, a phial …  

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