verb (used with object), cal·cined, cal·cin·ing.
to convert into calx by heating or burning.
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 alchemistsRelated formscal·cin·a·ble [kal-suh-nuh-buh l] /ˈkæl sə nə bəl/, adjectivecal·ci·na·tion [kal-suh-ney-shuh n] /ˌkæl səˈneɪ ʃən/, nouncal·ci·na·tor [kal-suh-ney-ter] /ˈkæl səˌneɪ tər/, nouncal·cin·a·to·ry [kal-sin-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, kal-sin-uh-] /kælˈsɪn əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈkæl sɪn ə-/, adjective, nounsem·i·cal·cined, adjectiveun·cal·cined, adjective
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Related Words for calcineignite
Examples from the Web for calcine
Historical Examples of calcine
Still, just to clinch the thing, we'll calcine him, gin-house and all.
But if in the dissolving there be aqua fortis, it sufficeth to calcine it.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for calcine
Derived Formscalcination (ˌkælsɪˈneɪʃən), noun
(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
C14: from Medieval Latin calcināre to heat, from Latin calx lime
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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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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