- siliceous or calcareous matter deposited by springs, as that formed around the vent of a geyser.
- Metallurgy. the product of a sintering operation.
- Metallurgy. to bring about agglomeration in (metal particles) by heating.
Origin of sinter
Related Words for sinterrefuse, trash, impurity, dregs, scum, slag, waste, sediment, lees, scoria, recrement, sinter
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Historical Examples of sinter
Muffle furnaces are suitable for fine ores which are liable to decrepitate or sinter.
The springs are surrounded by sinter, terraces, and basins in which sick people bathe.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)
We proceeded at first over a quantity of sinter debris, and then through some hummocky land.Across Iceland
Sinter, sin′tėr, n. a name given to rocks precipitated in a crystalline form from mineral waters.
It is a large pool of dark blue water enclosed by black rocks, and encrusted with sinter.Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water
Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
- a whitish porous incrustation, usually consisting of silica, that is deposited from hot springs
- the product of a sintering process
- another name for cinder (def. 3)
- (tr) to form large particles, lumps, or masses from (metal powders or powdery ores) by heating or pressure or both
Word Origin for sinter
1780, from German Sinter, cognate with English cinder.