Definition of Scorify

1. v. t. To reduce to scoria or slag; specifically, in assaying, to fuse so as to separate the gangue and earthy material, with borax, lead, soda, etc., thus leaving the gold and silver in a lead button; hence, to separate from, or by means of, a slag.



Definition of Scorify

1. Verb. To reduce an ore to scoria. ¹

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Definition of Scorify

1. to reduce to scoria [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES]

Medical Definition of Scorify

1. To reduce to scoria or slag; specifically, in assaying, to fuse so as to separate the gangue and earthy material, with borax, lead, soda, etc, thus leaving the gold and silver in a lead button; hence, to separate from, or by means of, a slag. Origin: Scoria + -fy: cf. F. Scorifier. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scorify

scoria
scoriac
scoriaceous
scoriae
scoriated
scoriating
scoriation
scoriations
scorie
scorification
scorified
scorifier
scorifiers
scorifies
scoriform
scorify (current term)
scorifying
scoring
scoring off
scoring system
scorings
scorious
scorn
scorned
scornee
scornees
scorner
scorners
scornest
scorneth

Literary usage of Scorify

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1. Tube Milling: A Treatise on the Practical Application of the Tube Mill to by Algernon Del Mar (1917)
"Acidify and precipitate with aluminum sulphide and scorify. 3. ... scorify and cupel. 4. Evaporate to dryness with litharge in porcelain dish, scorify and ..."

2. Tube Milling: A Treatise on the Practical Application of the Tube Mill to by Algernon Del Mar (1917)
"Acidify and precipitate with aluminum sulphide and scorify. 3. ... scorify and cupel. 4. Evaporate to dryness with litharge in porcelain dish, scorify and ..."

3. Tube Milling: A Treatise on the Practical Application of the Tube Mill to by Algernon Del Mar (1917)
"Acidify and precipitate with aluminum sulphide and scorify. 3. ... scorify and cupel. 4. Evaporate to dryness with litharge in porcelain dish ..."

4. A Textbook of Fire Assaying by Edward Everett Bugbee (1922)
"scorify hot, heating at the end so that they will pour properly. Add test lead to make weight of buttons plus test lead equal to 70 grams, add 1 gram SiO2 ..."

5. Notes on Assaying and Metallurgical Laboratory Experiments by Richard Walley Lodge (1908)
"scorify at as low a temperature as possible that will not freeze or chill the ... Return to muffle and scorify until the lead button is judged to weigh ..."

6. Notes on Assaying and Metallurgical Laboratory Experiments by Richard Walley Lodge (1906)
"scorify at as low a temperature as possible that will not freeze or chill the ... Return to muffle and scorify until the lead button is judged to weigh ..."

7. Notes on Assaying and Metallurgical Laboratory Experiments by Richard Walley Lodge (1906)
"scorify at as low a temperature as possible that will not freeze or chill the ... Return to muffle and scorify until the lead button is judged to weigh ..."

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