torrefy

transitive verb tor·re·fy
variants: less commonly

torrify

Definition of torrefy

-ed/-ing/-es

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of torrefy

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


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