• IPA: /ˈkælsɪn/, /ˈkælsaɪn/

calcine (calcines, present participle calcining; past and past participle calcined)

  1. (transitive) to heat something without melting in order to drive off water etc., and to decompose carbonates into oxides or to oxidize or reduce it; especially to heat limestone to form quicklime, i.e. to calcinate.
    • 1855, Robert Browning, “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”, XI:
      [...] "It nothing skills: I cannot help my case: / 'Tis the Last Judgment's fire must cure this place, / Calcine its clods and set my prisoners free."
  2. (intransitive) to undergo such heating
Translations Noun

calcine (plural calcines)

  1. something calcined; material left over after roasting or burning

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