calcine [kal′sīn′, kal sīn′; kal′sin]
calcine definition by Webster's New World
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, intransitive verb calcined, calcining
- to change to calx or powder by heating to a high temperature, but below the melting point
- to burn to ashes or powder
- to oxidize at high temperature
Origin: Middle English calcinen ; from Old French calciner ; from Midieval Latin calcinare (an alchemists' term) ; from Classical Latin calx: see calcium
calcine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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, cal·cines verb, transitive
To heat (a substance) to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point, causing loss of moisture, reduction or oxidation, and the decomposition of carbonates and other compounds. verb, intransitive
To undergo calcination.
Origin: Middle English calcinen, from Old French calciner, from Medieval Latin calcīnāre, from Late Latin calcīna, quicklime, from Latin calx, calc-, lime; see calx.
calcine - Medical Definition
To heat a substance to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point, causing loss of moisture, reduction, or oxidation and the decomposition of carbonates and other compounds.