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recipient (plural recipients)
- One who 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.
"Recipient" is often reserved for the act of receiving such things as awards or medals. "receiver" is used for insignificant items.
one who receives
individual receiving donor organs or tissues
the portion of an alembic or other still in which the distilled liquid is collected