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Calcine definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CALCINE, v.t.
1. To reduce a substance to a powder or to a friable state, by the action of heat; or to expel from a substance some volatile matter, combined with it, or forming its cementing principle, as the carbonic acid from limestone, or the water of crystalization from salts.
2. To oxydize, as a metal; to reduce to a metallic calx.
3. To dissolve; to destroy the principles which unite.
CALCINE, v.i. To be converted into a powder or friable substance, or into a calx, by the action of heat.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: heat a substance so that it oxidizes or reduces

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (calcined; calcining) Etymology: Middle English calcenen, from Medieval Latin calcinare, from Late Latin calcina lime, from Latin calc-, calx Date: 14th century transitive verb to heat (as inorganic materials) to a high temperature but without fusing in order to drive off volatile matter or to effect changes (as oxidation or pulverization) intransitive verb to undergo calcination II. noun Date: circa 1909 a product (as a metal oxide) of calcination or roasting

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. 1 tr. a reduce, oxidize, or desiccate by strong heat. b burn to ashes; consume by fire; roast. c reduce to calcium oxide by roasting or burning. 2 tr. consume or purify as if by fire. 3 intr. undergo any of these. Derivatives: calcination n. Etymology: ME f. OF calciner or med.L calcinare f. LL calcina lime f. L CALX

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Calcine Cal*cine", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Calciden; p. pr. & vb. n. Calcining.] [F. calciner, fr. L. calx, calcis, lime. See Calx.] 1. To reduce to a powder, or to a friable state, by the action of heat; to expel volatile matter from by means of heat, as carbonic acid from limestone, and thus (usually) to produce disintegration; as to, calcine bones. 2. To oxidize, as a metal by the action of heat; to reduce to a metallic calx.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Calcine Cal*cine", v. i. To be converted into a powder or friable substance, or into a calx, by the action of heat. ``Calcining without fusion'' --Newton.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Burn, reduce to ashes, powder.




 


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