- Present participle of calcine.
Variant of calcine
intransitive verbcalcined, 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 of calcineMiddle English calcinen ; from Old French calciner ; from Medieval Latin calcinare (an alchemists' term) ; from Classical Latin calx: see calcium