- to convert into calx by heating or burning.
- to frit.
- to be converted into calx by heating or burning.
- material resulting from calcination; calx.
Origin of calcine
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin calcināre to heat, orig. used by alchemists
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for calcination
In both cases, the residue after calcination is a fine, reddish clay.The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles
Jean Henri Fabre
Calcination of the second matt, or fine metal of the smelter.
It contracts in volume from 1-6th to 1-5th during the calcination.
The Acid of the Alum is partly dissipated by this calcination.Elements of the Theory and Practice of Chymistry, 5th ed.
Pierre Joseph Macquer
They had been collected for the purpose of undergoing the process of calcination.A Voyage Round the World, Vol. I
- (tr) to heat (a substance) so that it is oxidized, reduced, or loses water
- (intr) to oxidize as a result of heating
C14: from Medieval Latin calcināre to heat, from Latin calx lime
- 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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
- 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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.