calorize

transitive verb
cal·​o·​rize | \ ˈkaləˌrīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of calorize

: to treat by a process for coating metal (as iron or steel) with aluminum in which the metal is heated in a reducing atmosphere in a closed retort with a mixture containing finely divided aluminum that alloys with the metal to a depth dependent on the length of the treatment — compare sherardize

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History and Etymology for calorize

Latin calor + English -ize

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“Calorize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calorize. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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