recipient

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English[edit]

schematic of alembic distillation
recipient is on the right

Etymology[edit]

From Latin stem of recipiens, present participle of recipere (to receive)

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Noun[edit]

recipient (plural recipients)

  1. One who receives, such as one who receives money or goods.
  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 notes[edit]

"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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Verb[edit]

recipient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of recipiō