calorize

transitive verb cal·o·rize \ˈkaləˌrīz\

Definition of calorize

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of calorize

Latin calor + English -ize


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