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English definition of “crucible”

crucible

noun [C] uk   /ˈkruː.sɪ.bl̩/ us  

crucible noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a container in which metals or other substances can be heated to very high temperaturesLaboratory equipment

crucible noun [C] (TEST)

formal a severe testTesting, checking and experimenting

crucible noun [C] (MIX)

formal a place or situation in which different cultures or styles can mix together to produce something new and excitingVariety and mixturesMixing and mixturesGroups and collections of things
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