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