- slag formed by the basic process of steelmaking, used as a furnace or converter lining or as a fertilizer.
Origin of basic slag
First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for basic slag
The basic-slag should be obtained direct from the iron-foundry.
- a furnace slag produced in steel-making, containing large amounts of calcium phosphate: used as a fertilizer
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