verb (used with object), cu·peled, cu·pel·ing or (especially British) cu·pelled, cu·pel·ling.
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Origin of cupel
OTHER WORDS FROM cupelcu·pel·er [kyoo-puh-ler], /ˈkyu pə lər/, cu·pel·ler [kyoo-pel-er], /kyuˈpɛl ər/, nouncu·pel·la·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for cupel
Before removing the piston, turn it half-way round upon its axis so as to loosen and smooth the face of the cupel.
A conveniently sized cupel is 1-1/4 inches in diameter and about 3/4 inch high.
The cavity of the cupel is about 1/4 inch deep, and something of the shape shown in fig. 5.
Silver remains after cupellation in flattened elliptical buttons, adhering but only slightly to the cupel.
Another possible source of loss is the infiltration of small particles of alloy into the cupel.