verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of assay
OTHER WORDS FROM assayas·say·a·ble, adjectiveas·say·er, nounun·as·sayed, adjectiveun·as·say·ing, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH assayassay essay
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Example sentences from the Web for assayers
Some assayers advise cleaning by dipping in warm dilute hydrochloric acid followed by washing in water and drying.
Such experiments are often made by assayers, but seldom recorded.
They are the same as those used by assayers in their ordinary furnaces.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
The Spanish assayers had found it a composition of gold, copper, and silver.
Most assayers, however, using a micrometer in this way, would like to know its absolute value.
British Dictionary definitions for assayers
noun (əˈseɪ, ˈæseɪ)
- an analysis, esp a determination of the amount of metal in an ore or the amounts of impurities in a precious metal
- (as modifier)an assay office