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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Heat a substance so that it oxidizes or reduces.

Usage examples (32)
  • Lavoisier concluded that to calcine tin is to cause it to combine with a portion of the air wherein it is calcined.
  • The solution is to replace magnesia by other materials, to calcine part of the clay or to use calcined zinc oxide instead of raw.
  • CALCINATIO calcine (vb) To heat to a high temperature but without fusing in order to drive off volatile matter or to effect changes.
  • Gypsum starts to calcine from around 100ºC, and since set plaster is actually gypsum, the plaster moulds also become calcined on heating. for more
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