a process of purifying any of various metals and other materials, as germanium or silicon, by passing it in bar form through an induction coil.
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Which Words Did English Take From Other Languages?English—is one of the most incredible, flavorfully-complex melting pots of linguistic ingredients from other countries. These linguistic ingredients are called loanwords that have been borrowed and incorporated into English. The loanwords are oftentimes so common now, the foreign flavor has been completely lost.
Compare cage zone melting.
Origin of zone melting
First recorded in 1955–60
Also called zone refining.
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