torrefy

transitive verb
tor·re·fy
variants: or less commonly torrify \ˈ⸗⸗ˌfī \
also -ed/-ing/-es

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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