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calcine

[ kal-sahyn, -sin ]
/ 藞k忙l sa瑟n, -s瑟n /
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verb (used with object), cal路cined, cal路cin路ing.
to convert into calx by heating or burning.
to frit.
verb (used without object), cal路cined, cal路cin路ing.
to be converted into calx by heating or burning.
noun
material resulting from calcination; calx.
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Origin of calcine

1350鈥1400; Middle English <Medieval Latin calcin膩re to heat, originally used by alchemists

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British Dictionary definitions for calcine

calcine
/ (藞k忙lsa瑟n, -s瑟n) /

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

Derived forms of calcine

calcination (藢k忙ls瑟藞ne瑟蕛蓹n), noun

Word Origin for calcine

C14: from Medieval Latin calcin膩re to heat, from Latin calx lime
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Medical definitions for calcine

calcine
[ k膬l-s墨n, k膬ls墨n ]

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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