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Meaning of CUPEL

Pronunciation:  'kyoopul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  small porous bowl made of bone ash used in assaying to separate precious metals from e.g. lead
 

CUPEL is a 5 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: bone-ash cup, refractory pot
 
 See Also: vessel

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cu"pel\ (k[=u]"p[e^]l), n. [LL. cupella cup (cf. L.
    cupella, small cask, dim. of cupa) : cf. F. coupelle. See
    {Cup}, and cf. {Coblet}.]
    A shallow porous cup, used in refining precious metals,
    commonly made of bone ashes (phosphate of lime). [Written
    also {coppel}.]
    
    {Cupel dust}, powder used in purifying metals.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
 

 

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