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torrefy

or tor路ri路fy

[ tawr-uh-fahy, tor- ]
/ 藞t蓴r 蓹藢fa瑟, 藞t蓲r- /
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verb (used with object), tor路re路fied, tor路re路fy路ing.
to subject to fire or intense heat; parch, roast, or scorch.
Pharmacology. to dry or parch (drugs) with heat.
to roast, as metallic ores.
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Origin of torrefy

1595鈥1605; <Latin torrefacere to make dry or hot, equivalent to torre-, stem of torr膿re to dry up, parch, scorch + facere-fy; see torrid

OTHER WORDS FROM torrefy

tor路re路fac路tion [tawr-uh-fak-shuhn, tor-], /藢t蓴r 蓹藞f忙k 蕛蓹n, 藢t蓲r-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for torrefy

torrefy
/ (藞t蓲r瑟藢fa瑟) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to dry (drugs, ores, etc) by subjection to intense heat; roast

Derived forms of torrefy

torrefaction (藢t蓲r瑟藞f忙k蕛蓹n), noun

Word Origin for torrefy

C17: from French torr茅fier, from Latin torrefacere, from torr膿re to parch + facere to make
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