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Webster 1913 Edition


Recipient

Re-cip′i-ent

(rē̍-sĭp′ĭ-ent)
,
Noun.
[L.
recipiens
,
-entis
, receiving, p. pr. of
recipere
to receive: cf. F.
récipient
. See
Receive
.]
A receiver; the person or thing that receives; one to whom, or that to which, anything is given or communicated; specifically, the receiver of a still.

Re-cip′i-ent

,
Adj.
Receiving; receptive.

Webster 1828 Edition


Recipient

RECIP'IENT

,
Noun.
[L. recipiens, recipio.]
1.
A receiver; the person or thing that receives; he or that to which any thing is communicated.
2.
The receiver of a still.

Definition 2021


recipient

recipient

See also: récipient

English

schematic of alembic distillation
recipient is on the right

Noun

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

"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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Catalan

Noun

recipient m (plural recipients)

  1. recipient, container

Latin

Verb

recipient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of recipiō