Cupelled
Cupel \Cu*pel"\ (k[-u]*p[e^]l"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cupelled} (-p?ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cupelling}.] To refine by means of a cupel. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cupel — Cu*pel (k[ u]*p[e^]l ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cupelled} ( p?ld ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cupelling}.] To refine by means of a cupel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cupelling — Cupel Cu*pel (k[ u]*p[e^]l ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cupelled} ( p?ld ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cupelling}.] To refine by means of a cupel. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cupellation — is a metallurgical process in which ores or alloyed metals are treated under high temperatures and carefully controlled operations in order to separate noble metals, like gold and silver, from base metals like lead, copper, zinc, arsenic,… …   Wikipedia

  • cupel — cupeler /kyooh peuh leuhr/, cupeller /kyooh pel euhr/, n. cupellation, n. /kyooh peuhl, kyooh pel /, n., v., cupeled, cupeling or (esp. Brit.) cupelled, cupelling. n. 1. a small, cuplike, porous container, usually made of bone ash, used in… …   Universalium

  • cupel — [ kju:p(ə)l] noun a shallow, porous container in which gold or silver can be refined or assayed by melting with a blast of hot air which oxidizes lead or other base metals. verb (cupels, cupelling, cupelled; US cupels, cupeling, cupeled) assay or …   English new terms dictionary

  • cupel — /ˈkjupəl/ (say kyoohpuhl), /kjuˈpɛl/ (say kyooh pel) noun 1. a small cuplike porous vessel, usually made of bone ash, used in assaying, as for separating gold and silver from lead. 2. a receptacle or furnace bottom in which silver is refined.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cupel — [kyo͞o′pəl, kyo͞o pel′] n. [Fr coupelle < ML cupella, dim. < L cupa: see CUP] 1. a small, shallow, porous cup used in assaying gold, silver, etc. 2. a hearth for refining metals vt. cupeled or cupelled, cupeling to assay or refine in a… …   English World dictionary

  • cupel — n. & v. n. a small flat porous vessel used in assaying gold or silver in the presence of lead. v.tr. (cupelled, cupelling; US cupeled, cupeling) assay or refine in a cupel. Derivatives: cupellation n. Etymology: F coupelle f. LL cupella dimin. of …   Useful english dictionary

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