from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The separation of the finer parts of drugs from the coarser parts by sifting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of separating the finer parts of drugs from the coarser by sifting.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pharmacy, the act or process of sifting or riddling.


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?

    Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions Together with Death's Duel


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