[ kal-sahyn, -sin ]
/ ˈkæl saɪn, -sɪn /

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.


material resulting from calcination; calx.

Origin of calcine

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

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British Dictionary definitions for calcine


/ (ˈkælsaɪn, -sɪn) /


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

Derived Forms

calcination (ˌkælsɪˈneɪʃən), noun

Word Origin for calcine

C14: from Medieval Latin calcināre to heat, from Latin calx lime
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Medicine definitions for calcine


[ kăl-sīn, kălsīn ]


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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