basic slag

noun

Definition of basic slag

chiefly British
: a slag low in silica and high in base-forming oxides that is used in the basic process of steelmaking and that is subsequently useful as a fertilizer

First Known Use of basic slag

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Basic slag.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/basic%20slag. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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