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EnglishEdit

 
schematic of alembic distillation
recipient is on the right

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Middle French récipient, from Latin recipiēns, present participle of recipiō (to receive)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

recipient (plural recipients)

  1. One who receives.
    the recipient of money or goods
    My e-mail never reached the intended recipient.
  2. (medicine) An individual receiving donor organs or tissues.
  3. (chemistry) The portion of an alembic or other still in which the distilled liquid is collected.

Usage notesEdit

"Recipient" is often reserved for the act of receiving such things as awards or medals. "receiver" is used for insignificant items.

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AdjectiveEdit

recipient (not comparable)

  1. receiving

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin recipiens, recipientem.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

recipient m (plural recipients)

  1. recipient, container

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