- 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 calcinedignite, incinerate, light, torch, melt, char, heat, blaze, smolder, scorch, sear, flicker, combust, bake, rekindle, toast, scald, flash, parch, singe
Examples from the Web for calcined
Historical Examples of calcined
Where there had been shops and hotels, there were now heaps of rubble and calcined bricks.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
In three hours nothing but calcined bones and ashes are left.Foot-prints of Travel
Maturin M. Ballou
Three calcined lumps, not wholly consumed, appeared to interest him.The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley
It is the disposal of the calcined remains; the ashes of the deceased.Castes and Tribes of Southern India
It is a most repellent tract of desert just there, calcined and blasted.From sketch-book and diary
- (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.