mother liquor

  1. the portion of a solution remaining after crystallization of its important component.

Origin of mother liquor

First recorded in 1790–1800

Words Nearby mother liquor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mother liquor in a sentence

  • Wash them several times with ether, but not sufficient to remove the mother liquor entirely.

  • They seek to find, as it were, the mother-liquor of the great ocean, so as to express the truth in a crystal.

    The Religions of Japan | William Elliot Griffis
  • Thus the presence of a nitrate in the mother liquor tends to produce points or thorns.

    The Mechanism of Life | Stphane Leduc
  • This may be done by carefully pouring above the mother liquor a layer of water, or a less concentrated solution.

    The Mechanism of Life | Stphane Leduc
  • It increases in bulk, pushing aside the mother liquor, and thus doing external work.

    The Mechanism of Life | Stphane Leduc