Synonyms for Crucible:

n.

emergency, crisis, minefield, threat, escapade, precipice, danger, a disaster waiting to happen, adventure, havoc. bullion, easy, bar, anvil, ordeal, tribulation, chase, burnish, ct, beat, trial, blacksmith, visitation. artifact (noun)
melting pot.
crucible (noun)
melting pot.
retort (noun)
container, melting pot, cauldron.

Other synonyms:

blacksmith, bullion, burnish, anvil. ordeal. tribulation. ct, visitation. trial. bar, beat. Other relevant words:
cauldron, ordeal, ct, container, burnish, blacksmith, tribulation, trial, anvil, visitation, melting pot, bullion.

Usage examples for crucible

  1. Years after, when the early heat of the new life has grown cold, the historians and biographers arrive to examine it in the crucible of their painful analysis, and to tell us how wonderful it is. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  2. The world shall soon know, as the elements of it go into the crucible test, whether it is well done or not. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  3. For to those who hold the greatest gift, there is no experience in life, from highest joy to highest sorrow, that is not transmuted, in the crucible of the artist's brain, into some new form of knowledge to be used in his labor. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter