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Definition of crucible noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    crucible

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    NAmE//ˈkrusəbl//
     
     
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  1. 1a pot in which substances are heated to high temperatures, metals are melted, etc.
  2. 2(formal or literary) a place or situation in which people or ideas are tested severely, often creating something new or exciting in the process an alliance forged in the crucible of war
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