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Crucible vs. Equipment

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Cruciblenoun

(chemistry) A cup-shaped piece of laboratory equipment used to contain chemical compounds when heating them to very high temperatures.

Equipmentnoun

The act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition.

Cruciblenoun

A heat-resistant container in which metals are melted, usually at temperatures above 500°C, commonly made of graphite with clay as a binder.

Equipmentnoun

Whatever is used in equipping something or someone, for example things needed for an expedition or voyage.

Cruciblenoun

The bottom and hottest part of a blast furnace; the hearth.

Equipmentnoun

The act of equipping, or the state of being equipped, as for a voyage or expedition.

‘The equipment of the fleet was hastened by De Witt.’;

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Cruciblenoun

(figuratively) A very difficult and trying experience, that acts as a refining or hardening process.

‘trial by fire’;

Equipmentnoun

Whatever is used in equipping; necessaries for an expedition or voyage; the collective designation for the articles comprising an outfit; equipage; as, a railroad equipment (locomotives, cars, etc. ; for carrying on business); horse equipments; infantry equipments; naval equipments; laboratory equipments.

‘Armed and dight,In the equipments of a knight.’;

Cruciblenoun

A vessel or melting pot, composed of some very refractory substance, as clay, graphite, platinum, and used for melting and calcining substances which require a strong degree of heat, as metals, ores, etc.

Equipmentnoun

an instrumentality needed for an undertaking or to perform a service

Cruciblenoun

A hollow place at the bottom of a furnace, to receive the melted metal.

Cruciblenoun

A test of the most decisive kind; a severe trial; as, the crucible of affliction.

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Cruciblenoun

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

Crucible

A crucible is a ceramic or metal container in which metals or other substances may be melted or subjected to very high temperatures. While crucibles were historically usually made from clay, they can be made from any material that withstands temperatures high enough to melt or otherwise alter its contents.

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