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Definition of receptacle:

  1. 1. In botany, the tip of a floral axis from which the different parts of a flower spring, torus. 2. In botany, the placenta.
  2. A place or vessel into which something is received, and in which it is contained; the basis of the parts of fructification.

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This graph shows how "receptacle" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

Examples of usage for receptacle:

  1. I was holding it out on the palm of my hand, where it burned with a purple light which made more than one feminine eye glitter, when somebody inquired to what use so small and yet so rich a receptacle could be put.
  2. Sinclair, with a quick movement, replaced the tiny flask in its old receptacle, and then thrusting the whole out of sight, seized my hand and wrung it.
  3. Incongruous, indeed, seemed the light dresses of the ladies, the glittering uniforms of the officers, and the merry laughter of the party, with the solemn, silent gloom of this vast receptacle for the dead.

Quotes for receptacle:

  1. Oxford is Oxford: not a mere receptacle for youth, like Cambridge. Perhaps it wants its inmates to love it rather than to love one another. - E. M. Forster
  2. The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. - Pablo Picasso

Rhymes for receptacle:

  1. skeptical.
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