torrefy

transitive verb

tor·​re·​fy
variants or less commonly torrify
ˈ⸗⸗ˌfī
-ed/-ing/-es
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Torrefy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/torrefy. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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