- 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
Related Words for calcineignite, incinerate, light, torch, melt, char, heat, blaze, smolder, scorch, sear, flicker, combust, bake, rekindle, toast, scald, flash, parch, singe
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Historical Examples of calcine
Still, just to clinch the thing, we'll calcine him, gin-house and all.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
But if in the dissolving there be aqua fortis, it sufficeth to calcine it.A Discovrse of Fire and Salt (A Discourse of Fire and Salt)
Blaise de Vigenre
To 'calcine' is to reduce a metal to an oxide, by the action of heat.
Mix white iron ore (manganese iron ore), 15 parts, with lime, 85 parts; calcine and powder as above.
This metal readily parts with its phlogiston, so as to be very subject to calcine, or rust, by exposure to the air.
- (tr) to heat (a substance) so that it is oxidized, reduced, or loses water
- (intr) to oxidize as a result of heating
Word Origin for calcine
- 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.