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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The process of separating a fusible substance (as a metal) from one less fusible by the application of heat.

Usage examples (5)
  • After the introduction of gunpowder from China during the Mongol conquests in the 1200s and the independent development of large cannon in Europe, the growing demand for copper...
  • The metal itself is easily fusible, and may be separated from its ores by liquation.
  • Sulphide of antimony is separated from the ore by liquation; this regulus is met with in commerce as "crude antimony."
  • This is hard to conceive; yet can I make good how even that may prey upon our bodies, and yet not consume us: for in this material World there are bodies that persist... for more
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