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  1. (of a literary style) excessively refined; precious
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Derived Formsalembication, noun
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Related Words for alembicated

affected, artful, artificial, chichi, choosy, dainty, delicate, fastidious, finicky, fragile, fussy, nice, ostentatious, particular, persnickety, pretentious, refined, showy, studied, la-di-da

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Historical Examples of alembicated

  • 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