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Recipient. n.s. [recipiens, Latin.]

  1. The receiver; that to which any thing is communicated.

    Though the images, or whatever else is the cause of sense, may be alike as from the object, yet may the representations be varied according to the nature of the recipient. Glanvill.

  2. [Recipient, Fr.] The vessel into which spirits are driven by the still.

    The form of sound words, dissolved by chymical preparation, ceases to be nutritive; and after all the labours of the alembeck, leaves in the recipient a fretting corrosive. D. of Pie.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89) · Glanvill, Joseph (53)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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