crucible

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crucible /ˈkruːsəbəl/ noun
plural crucibles
crucible
/ˈkruːsəbəl/
noun
plural crucibles
Learner's definition of CRUCIBLE
[count]
: a pot in which metals or other substances are heated to a very high temperature or melted
formal + literary : a difficult test or challenge
formal + literary : a place or situation that forces people to change or make difficult decisions
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