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alembicated

adjective
  1. (of a literary style) excessively refined; precious
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Derived Formsalembication, noun
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  • The purer love part of the matter is a little, as the French themselves say, "alembicated."

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1

    George Saintsbury