calcine

[kal-sahyn, -sin]
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verb (used with object), cal·cined, cal·cin·ing.

to convert into calx by heating or burning.
to frit.

verb (used without object), cal·cined, cal·cin·ing.

to be converted into calx by heating or burning.

noun

material resulting from calcination; calx.

Nearby words

  1. calcify,
  2. calcimine,
  3. calcinable,
  4. calcination,
  5. calcinatory,
  6. calcined baryta,
  7. calciner,
  8. calcinosis,
  9. calcinosis circumscripta,
  10. calcinosis universalis

Origin of calcine

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin calcināre to heat, orig. used by alchemists

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British Dictionary definitions for calcination

calcine

verb

(tr) to heat (a substance) so that it is oxidized, reduced, or loses water
(intr) to oxidize as a result of heating
Derived Formscalcination (ˌkælsɪˈneɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for calcine

C14: from Medieval Latin calcināre to heat, from Latin calx lime

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Medicine definitions for calcination

calcine

[kăl-sīn, kălsīn]

v.

To heat a substance to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point, causing loss of moisture, reduction, or oxidation and the decomposition of carbonates and other compounds.

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Science definitions for calcination

calcination

[kăl′sə-nāshən]

The process of heating a substance to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point, causing loss of moisture, reduction or oxidation, and dissociation into simpler substances. The term was originally applied to the method of driving off carbon dioxide from limestone to obtain lime (calcium oxide). Calcination is also used to extract metals from ores.
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