transitive verb

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

Word History


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 13 Apr. 2024.

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