variants: or less commonly torrify \ ˈ⸗⸗ˌfī \

Definition of torrefy

: to dry or roast with fire : parch, scorch: such as
a : to subject (ores) to scorching heat so as to drive off volatile ingredients : roast
b : to dry (drugs) on a hot metallic plate till they are friable or are reduced to the state desired

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History and Etymology for torrefy

modification (influenced by English -fy, -ify) of Latin torrefacere, from torrēre to dry, parch + facere to make

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“Torrefy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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