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verb (1)

brazed; brazing


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verb (2)

brazed; brazing

transitive verb

: to solder with a nonferrous alloy having a lower melting point than the metals being joined
brazer noun

Examples of braze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
The carbide tip is brazed onto the body of the drill bit producing a device that is both flexible and wear resistant, yet has an extremely hard tip. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, 26 May 2023

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Word History


Verb (1)

irregular from brass

Verb (2)

French braser, from Old French, to burn, from breze hot coals — more at braise

First Known Use

Verb (1)

1604, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1678, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of braze was in 1604

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Cite this Entry

“Braze.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


brazed; brazing
: to join metals with an alloy that melts at a lower temperature than that of the metals joined

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