calcine

verb
cal·​cine | \ kal-ˈsīn How to pronounce calcine (audio) , ˈkal-ˌsīn\
calcined; calcining

Definition of calcine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to heat (something, such as inorganic materials) to a high temperature but without fusing in order to drive off volatile matter or to effect changes (such as oxidation or pulverization)

calcine

noun
cal·​cine | \ ˈkal-ˌsīn How to pronounce calcine (audio) \

Definition of calcine (Entry 2 of 2)

: a product (such as a metal oxide) of calcination or roasting

First Known Use of calcine

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for calcine

Verb

Middle English calcenen, from Medieval Latin calcinare, from Late Latin calcina lime, from Latin calc-, calx

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calcine

verb
cal·​cine | \ kal-ˈsīn How to pronounce calcine (audio) \
calcined; calcining

Medical Definition of calcine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: 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)

calcine

noun
cal·​cine | \ ˈkal-ˌsīn How to pronounce calcine (audio) \

Medical Definition of calcine (Entry 2 of 2)

: a product (as a metal oxide) of calcination or roasting

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