[vahy-uh l, vahyl]
- Also phial. a small container, as of glass, for holding liquids: a vial of rare perfume; a vial of medicine.
- to put into or keep in a vial.
- pour out vials of wrath, to wreak vengeance or express anger: In her preface she pours out vials of wrath on her detractors.
Origin of vial
1300–50; Middle English viole, variant of fiole phial
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Historical Examples of vialed
Little pseudo-scorpions were very abundant, and I could have vialed hundreds.Jungle Peace
- a less common variant of phial
Word Origin for vial
C14: fiole, from Old French, from Old Provençal fiola, from Latin phiala, from Greek phialē; see phial
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Word Origin and History for vialed
c.1300, variant of fyole (see phial).
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