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Verneuil process

[ vur-noi; French ver-nœ-yuh ]
/ vɜrˈnɔɪ; French vɛrˈnœ yə /
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noun
a process for making synthetic rubies, sapphires, spinels, etc., by the fusion at high temperatures of powdered compounds.
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Also called flame-fusion process.

Origin of Verneuil process

Named after A.V.L. Verneuil, 19th-century French mineralogist
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