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 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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  • scorifying — 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

  • Scorification — Sco ri*fi*ca tion, n. [Cf. F. scorification. See {Scorify}.] (Chem.) The act, process, or result of scorifying, or reducing to a slag; hence, the separation from earthy matter by means of a slag; as, the scorification of ores. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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

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

  • fire assay — noun : an assay in which the material is subjected to high heat (as in fusion, scorifying, and cupellation) …   Useful english dictionary

  • scorification — ˌskōrəfə̇ˈkāshən, ˌskȯr noun ( s) Etymology: scoria + fication : the act, process, or result of scorifying; specifically : a process in assaying that involves the use of a scorifier and consists either of an oxidizing fusion of the ore or other… …   Useful english dictionary

  • scorifier — ˈskōrəˌfī(ə)r, ˈskȯr , īə noun ( s) 1. : one that scorifies 2. : a furnace in which sweepings containing waste gold or silver are burnt preparatory to extracting the gold and silver 3. : a crucible (as of clay) for scorifying a metal …   Useful english dictionary

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