Prill Definition

pril
noun
A small, beadlike pellet.
Webster's New World
Rich copper ore remaining after removal of low-grade material; a droplet of copper suspended in molten slag.
Wiktionary

(mining) A nugget of virgin metal.

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The button of metal from an assay.

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The brill, a kind of flatfish.

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verb
To make (a substance) into prills.
Webster's New World
To flow, spurt.
Wiktionary
To produce pellets by forming a molten substance into droplets which solidify while falling.
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Other Word Forms of Prill

Noun

Singular:
prill
Plural:
prills

Origin of Prill

  • Origin unknown. OED mentions Cornish pryl "sheep-droppings" as a likely loan from English.

    From Wiktionary

  • A variant of purl, 17th century.

    From Wiktionary

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