Dictionary » T » Torrefy

Torrefy

torrefy

1. To dry by a fire.

2. (Science: chemistry) To subject to scorching heat, so as to drive off volatile ingredients; to roast, as ores.

3. (Science: pharmacology) To dry or parch, as drugs, on a metallic plate till they are friable, or are reduced to the state desired.

Origin: L. Torrere to parch _ -fy: cf. F. Torrefier, L. Torrefacere

Alternative forms: torrify.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 784 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link