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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.
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Origin of basic slag

First recorded in 1885–90
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Historical Examples

  • The basic-slag should be obtained direct from the iron-foundry.

    Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 156, April 9, 1919


British Dictionary definitions for basic slag

basic slag

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