Definition of alembicate in US English:

alembicate

verb

  • with object To distil in an alembic. Chiefly figurative: to produce, refine, or transform (an idea, emotion, etc.) as if in an alembic.

Origin

Early 17th century. From alembic + -ate. Compare slightly earlier alembication and slightly later alembic.

Pronunciation

alembicate

/əˈlɛmbɪkeɪt/