scorification

noun sco·ri·fi·ca·tion \ˌskōrəfə̇ˈkāshən, ˌskȯr-\

Definition of scorification

plural

-s

  1. :  the act, process, or result of scorifying; specifically :  a process in assaying that involves the use of a scorifier and consists either of an oxidizing fusion of the ore or other product with lead and borax to produce a slag and leave the gold and silver in a lead button or of such a fusion of the lead button obtained either as above or by fusion in a crucible to reduce its size or purify it for cupellation

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Origin and Etymology of scorification

scoria + -fication


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