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Torqued
Torquemada
torquer
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torr
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Torre Annunziata
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Torrefy
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Torrefying definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

TOR'REFYING, ppr. Drying by a fire; roasting; parching.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Torrefy Tor"re*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Torrefied; p. pr. & vb. n. Torrefying.] [L. torrere to parch + -fy: cf. F. torr['e]fier, L. torrefacere.] [Written also torrify.] 1. To dry by a fire. --Sir T. Browne. 2. (Metal.) To subject to scorching heat, so as to drive off volatile ingredients; to roast, as ores. 3. (Pharm.) To dry or parch, as drugs, on a metallic plate till they are friable, or are reduced to the state desired.



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