Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pharmacy, the act or process of sifting or riddling.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Pharmacy) The act or process of separating the finer parts of drugs from the coarser by sifting.
- Compare French cribration, from Latin cribrare to sift. See cribble (noun). (Wiktionary)
“Hast thou been content to come to this inquisition, this examination, this agitation, this cribration, this pursuit of thy conscience; to sift it, to follow it from the sins of thy youth to thy present sins, from the sins of thy bed to the sins of thy board, and from the substance to the circumstance of thy sins?”
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