calcination

noun
cal·​ci·​na·​tion | \ˌkal-sə-ˈnā-shən \

Definition of calcination 

: the act or process of calcining : the state of being calcined

First Known Use of calcination

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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calcination

noun
cal·​ci·​na·​tion | \ˌkal-sə-ˈnā-shən \

Medical Definition of calcination 

: the act or process of calcining : the state of being calcined

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