verb (used with object), tor·ri·fied, tor·ri·fy·ing.
verb (used with object), tor·re·fied, tor·re·fy·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.
Origin of torrefy
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This is also observable in the color of the flame while the ore is torrified.
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
(tr) to dry (drugs, ores, etc) by subjection to intense heat; roast
Word Origin for torrefy
C17: from French torréfier, from Latin torrefacere, from torrēre to parch + facere to make
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