1. One who adopts.

2. <chemistry> A receiver, with two necks, opposite to each other, one of which admits the neck of a retort, and the other is joined to another receiver. It is used in distillations, to give more space to elastic vapors, to increase the length of the neck of a retort, or to unite two vessels whose openings have different diameters.

Alternative forms: adapter.

(01 Mar 1998)

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