verb \kal-ˈsīn, ˈkal-ˌ\

Definition of CALCINE

transitive verb
:  to heat (as inorganic materials) to a high temperature but without fusing in order to drive off volatile matter or to effect changes (as oxidation or pulverization)
intransitive verb
:  to undergo calcination

Origin of CALCINE

Middle English calcenen, from Medieval Latin calcinare, from Late Latin calcina lime, from Latin calc-, calx
First Known Use: 14th century


noun \ˈkal-ˌsīn\

Definition of CALCINE

:  a product (as a metal oxide) of calcination or roasting

First Known Use of CALCINE

circa 1909


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