braze

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[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 braze

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

braze

2
[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 braze

2
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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Related Words for braze

glue, linger, fix, stay, attach, remain, catch, hold, paste, solder, fuse, weld, cleave, hug, join, bind, clog, cement, snag, jam

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British Dictionary definitions for braze

braze

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

Word Origin for braze

Old English bræsen, from bræs brass

braze

2
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 for braze

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

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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