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pud·dling

 (pŭd′lĭng)
n.
1. Purification of impure metal, especially pig iron, by heating and stirring in an oxidizing atmosphere.
2. Compaction of wet material, such as clay, in order to make a watertight paste.

puddling

(ˈpʌdlɪŋ)
n
1. (Metallurgy) a process for converting pig iron into wrought iron by heating it with ferric oxide in a furnace to oxidize the carbon
2. (Building) building trades the process of making a puddle

pud•dling

(ˈpʌd lɪŋ)

n.
the process of melting pig iron in a reverberatory furnace (pud′dling fur`nace) and converting it into wrought iron.
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