Saturday, June 25, 2011
Definitions for torrefy
- To subject to fire or intense heat.
- In pharmacology, to dry or parch drugs with heat.
- To roast, as metallic ores.
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Citations for torrefy
A coffee-roaster answers for this purpose, taking care not to torrefy them too much, as the oil of the nut suffers thereby, and it becomes a dark brown or black, grows bitter, and spoils the colour of the chocolate
The eloquence of statesmen will not sear War's naked wounds, nor may one torrefy / The solemn lines of a gifted sonneteer.
Origin of torrefy
Torrefy stems from the two Latin roots torrēre "to dry up" and facere "to put, or make so."