af·​fi·​na·​tion | \ ˌa-fə-ˈnā-shən, ˌa-ˌfī- \
plural -s

Definition of affination

: the treatment of raw sugar crystals with a heavy syrup to remove the film of adhering molasses

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First Known Use of affination

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for affination

affine entry 2 + -ation

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“Affination.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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