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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Having a melting point higher than the temperature of the ordinary blowpipe flame.

Usage examples (34)
  • It is one of the most infusible of the metals, requiring a temperature little short of 3000° for fusion.
  • -- In making alloys, care must be taken to have the more infusible metals melted first, and afterwards add the others.
  • It may also occur as the amorphous non-poisonous variety, a red opaque infusible substance, insoluble in carbon disulphide.
  • Before the blowpipe it is infusible, but if powdered, it slowly dissolves in the molten borax bead and yields a beautiful green globule. for more
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