English [ edit ]
schematic of alembic distillation
is on the right
Etymology [ edit ]
Middle French , from récipient stem of Latin , present participle of recipiens ( recipere “ to receive ”)
Pronunciation [ edit ]
recipient ( plural ) recipients
receives, such as one who receives money or goods.
( medicine ) An individual receiving donor organs or tissues.
( chemistry ) The portion of an alembic or other still in which the distilled liquid is collected.
Usage notes [ edit ]
"Recipient" is often reserved for the act of receiving such things as awards or medals. "
receiver" is used for insignificant items.
Translations [ edit ]
one who receives
مستلم ( m mustalim) Chinese:
收件人 ( (zh) shōujiàn rén), 接受者 ( (zh) jiēshòuzhě) Czech:
příjemce m Danish:
modtager c Dutch:
ontvanger (nl) , m ontvangster f Finnish:
vastaanottaja (fi) French:
receveur (fr) , m receveuse (fr) , f destinataire (fr) , m, f récipiendaire (fr) m, f German:
Empfänger (de) , m Empfängerin (de) f Hungarian:
fogadó (hu) ( who receives something , ) átvevő (hu) ( who receives an object personally from a middleman, especially a postman , ) címzett (hu) ( in Hungarian mails címzett (referring to the person) is used instead of cím (address) including emails )
individual receiving donor organs or tissues
See also [ edit ]
third-person plural future active indicative of recipiō