sco·​ri·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌskōrəfə̇ˈkāshən, ˌskȯr- \
plural -s

Definition of scorification

: 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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History and Etymology for scorification

scoria + -fication

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“Scorification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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