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basic slag

noun, Metallurgy.
1.
slag formed by the basic process of steelmaking, used as a furnace or converter lining or as a fertilizer.
Origin of basic slag
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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basic slag

noun
1.
a furnace slag produced in steel-making, containing large amounts of calcium phosphate: used as a fertilizer
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