• IPA: /ˈkɹuː.sɪ.bəl/

crucible (plural crucibles)

  1. (chemistry) A cup-shaped piece of laboratory equipment used to contain chemical compounds when heating them to very high temperatures.
  2. A heat-resistant container in which metals are melted, usually at temperatures above 500°C, commonly made of graphite with clay as a binder.
  3. The bottom and hottest part of a blast furnace; the hearth.
  4. (figuratively) A very difficult and trying experience, that acts as a refining or hardening process.
Translations Translations Translations
  • French: épreuve du feu
  • German: Feuerprobe
  • Portuguese: prova de fogo
  • Russian: суро́вое испыта́ние
  • Spanish: prueba de fuego

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