scorification

[skawr-uh-fi-key-shuh n, skohr-]
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noun Metallurgy.

an assaying process whereby gold or silver is separated from ore by fusion with lead.

Nearby words

  1. scorer,
  2. scoresby sound,
  3. scoria,
  4. scoriaceous,
  5. scoriae,
  6. scorify,
  7. scoring,
  8. scoring position, in,
  9. scorn,
  10. scorner

Origin of scorification

First recorded in 1745–55; scori(a) + -fication

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