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braze1

[breyz]
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verb (used with object), brazed, braz·ing.
  1. to make of brass.
  2. to cover or ornament with or as if with brass.
  3. to make brasslike.

Origin of braze1

before 1000; Middle English brasen, Old English bræsian; see brass

braze2

[breyz]
verb (used with object), brazed, braz·ing. Metallurgy.
  1. to unite (metal objects) at high temperatures by applying any of various nonferrous solders.

Origin of braze2

1575–85; < French braser to solder (MF), burn (Old French) < Germanic; compare Swedish brasa, Danish brase to roast; see braise
Related formsbraz·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for brazes

braze1

verb (tr)
  1. to decorate with, make like, or make of brass
  2. to make like brass, as in hardness

Word Origin

Old English bræsen, from bræs brass

braze2

verb
  1. (tr) to make a joint between (two metal surfaces) by fusing a layer of brass or high-melting solder between them
noun
  1. the high-melting solder or alloy used in brazing
Derived Formsbrazer, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Old French: to burn, of Germanic origin; see braise
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Word Origin and History for brazes

braze

v.1

"to expose to the action of fire," 1580s, perhaps from French braser "to solder," in Old French, "to burn," related to brese "embers" (see braise). Related: Brazed; brazing.

braze

v.2

"to make of or cover in brass," Old English brasian "to do work in brass, make of brass," from bræs (see brass). Cf. glaze from glass.

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