dead-burn

transitive verb

Definition of dead-burn

: to calcine (as a carbonate rock) at a higher temperature and for a longer time than usual with the production of a dense refractory material (as by driving off all carbon dioxide) dead-burned dolomite

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“Dead-burn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dead-burn. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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