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inquartation

[ in-kwawr-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn kwɔrˈteɪ ʃən /
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noun
(in assaying) the addition of silver to a gold-silver alloy in order to facilitate the parting of the gold by nitric acid.
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Origin of inquartation

1880–85; perhaps <French inquartation.See in-2, quarter, -ation
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