It is lo-fi and imperfect, but cheap and “significantly better than nothing,” as one adopter in Shanghai said.
The legitimate descendants of the adopter with the adopted, while the relation of adoption continues.
This adopter enters into another tube at the same degree of inclination which commences the condensing apparatus.
In some simple distillations it is necessary to interpose an adopter between the retort and receiver, as shown Pl.
The legitimate descendants of the adopter with the adopted, while the adoption lasts.
The adopted son took the name of his adopter, and was bound to perform his new father's religious duties.
We attach to its neck an adopter pipe, and two or three globes with opposite tubulures, and a last globe with a vertical tubulure.
But if the one adopted died first, the total obligation of the adopter expired, even to the heirs of the one adopted.
c.1500, a back-formation from adoption or else from Middle French adopter or directly from Latin adoptare "take by choice, choose for oneself, select, choose" (especially a child). Originally in English also of friends, fathers, citizens, etc. Sense of "to legally take as one's own child" and that of "to embrace, espouse" a practice, method, etc. are from c.1600. Related: Adopted; adopting.