Torrefy Tor"re*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Torrefied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Torrefying}.] [L. torrere to parch + -fy: cf. F. torr['e]fier, L. torrefacere.] [Written also {torrify}.] 1. To dry by a fire. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

2. (Metal.) To subject to scorching heat, so as to drive off volatile ingredients; to roast, as ores. [1913 Webster]

3. (Pharm.) To dry or parch, as drugs, on a metallic plate till they are friable, or are reduced to the state desired. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(by fire) / , / , , (as drugs)

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  • torrefy — index deflagrate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • torrefy — [tôr′ə fī΄] vt. torrefied, torrefying [Fr torréfier < L torrefacere < torrere, to dry by heat (see THIRST) + facere, to make, DO1] to dry or parch (drugs or ores) with heat torrefaction [tôr΄əfak′shən] n …   English World dictionary

  • torrefy — torrefaction /tawr euh fak sheuhn, tor /, n. /tawr euh fuy , tor /, v.t., torrefied, torrefying. 1. to subject to fire or intense heat; parch, roast, or scorch. 2. Pharm. to dry or parch (drugs) with heat. 3. to roast, as metallic ores. Also,… …   Universalium

  • torrefy — verb To subject to intense heat; to roast …   Wiktionary

  • torrefy — To parch. * * * tor·re·fy (torґe fi) [L. torrefacere] to parch, roast, or dry by the aid of heat …   Medical dictionary

  • torrefy — tor·re·fy || tÉ‘rɪfaɪ / tÉ’r v. roast, dry by heat …   English contemporary dictionary

  • torrefy — v. a. 1. Dry (by fire). 2. Roast, scorch. 3. Dry, parch, partially toast (as drugs) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • torrefy — tor·re·fy …   English syllables

  • torrefy — /ˈtɒrəfaɪ/ (say toruhfuy) verb (t) (torrefied, torrefying) 1. to dry or parch with heat, as drugs, etc. 2. to roast, as metallic ores. Also, torrify. {Latin torrefacere make dry or hot} –torrefaction /tɒrəˈfækʃən/ (say toruh fakshuhn), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • torrefy — ( ies, ied) 1 roast or dry (metallic ore, a drug, etc.). 2 parch or scorch with heat. Derivatives: torrefaction n. Etymology: F torreacutefier f. L torrefacere f. torrere scorch …   Useful english dictionary

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