plural -s
: 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

Word History


scoria + -fication

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“Scorification.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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