Scorify
Scorify Sco"ri*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scorified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scorifying}.] [Scoria + -fy: cf. F. scorifier.] (Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • scorify — index burn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • scorify — [skôr′ə fī΄] vt. scorified, scorifying to reduce to scoria, or slag scorification n …   English World dictionary

  • scorify — scorifier, n. /skawr euh fuy , skohr /, v.t., scorified, scorifying. to subject to scorification. [1745 55; SCORI(A) + FY] * * * …   Universalium

  • scorify — verb to reduce an ore to scoria …   Wiktionary

  • scorify — sco·ri·fy || skɔːrɪfaɪ v. reduce metal ore to scoria, reduce to slag; purify ore by filtering it into metal and slag …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scorify — sco·ri·fy …   English syllables

  • scorify — /ˈskɔrəfaɪ/ (say skawruhfuy) verb (t) (scorified, scorifying) to reduce to scoria. {scori(a) + fy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • scorify — v.tr. ( ies, ied) 1 reduce to dross. 2 assay (precious metal) by treating a portion of its ore fused with lead and borax. Derivatives: scorification n. scorifier n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scorified — Scorify Sco ri*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scorified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scorifying}.] [Scoria + fy: cf. F. scorifier.] (Chem.) To reduce to scoria or slag; specifically, in assaying, to fuse so as to separate the gangue and earthy material, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scorifying — Scorify Sco ri*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scorified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scorifying}.] [Scoria + fy: cf. F. scorifier.] (Chem.) To reduce to scoria or slag; specifically, in assaying, to fuse so as to separate the gangue and earthy material, with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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