alambicar

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun alambique (still), from Arabic إِنْبِيق (ʾinbīq, still), from Ancient Greek ἄμβιξ (ámbix).

Verb[edit]

alambicar (first-person singular present alambico, first-person singular preterite alambiquei, past participle alambicado)

  1. to distill
  2. to complicate

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun alambique (still), from Arabic الإِنْبِيق (al-ʾinbīq, still), from Ancient Greek ἄμβιξ (ámbix).

Verb[edit]

alambicar (first-person singular present indicative alambico, past participle alambicado)

  1. to distill
  2. (by extension) to refine
  3. (by extension) to complicate excessively
  4. to scrutinize, to examine closely
  5. (takes a reflexive pronoun) to become pretentious

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alambique (still) +‎ -ar.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alambiˈkaɾ/, [alãmbiˈkaɾ]

Verb[edit]

alambicar (first-person singular present alambico, first-person singular preterite alambiqué, past participle alambicado)

  1. to distill
    Synonym: destilar
  2. to scrutinize, to examine closely
  3. to complicate excessively

Conjugation[edit]

  • c becomes qu before e.

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