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Scorify

scorify

(Science: chemistry) To reduce to scoria or slag; specifically, in assaying, to fuse so as to separate the gangue and earthy material, with borax, lead, soda, etc, thus leaving the gold and silver in a lead button; hence, to separate from, or by means of, a slag.

Origin: Scoria _ -fy: cf. F. Scorifier.


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