Docimastic art
Docimastic Doc`i*mas"tic, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. docimastique.] Proving by experiments or tests. [1913 Webster]

{Docimastic art}, metallurgy, or the art of assaying metals; the art of separating metals from foreign matters, and determining the nature and quantity of metallic substances contained in any ore or mineral. [1913 Webster]


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  • Docimastic — Doc i*mas tic, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. docimastique.] Proving by experiments or tests. [1913 Webster] {Docimastic art}, metallurgy, or the art of assaying metals; the art of separating metals from foreign matters, and determining the nature and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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