Definition of calcine
: 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)
: 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
First Known Use of calcine
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