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v. cal·cined, cal·cin·ing, cal·cines
1. To heat (a substance) to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point, causing loss of moisture, reduction or oxidation, and the decomposition of carbonates and other compounds.
2. To convert (liquid material, especially radioactive wastes) to granular solids by drying at very high temperatures.
To be calcined.
A substance produced by calcining.
[Middle English calcinen, from Old French calciner, from Medieval Latin calcīnāre, from Late Latin calcīna, quicklime, from Latin calx, calc-, lime; see calx.]
cal′ci·na′tion (-sə-nā′shən) n.
1. (Chemistry) (tr) to heat (a substance) so that it is oxidized, reduced, or loses water
2. (Chemistry) (intr) to oxidize as a result of heating
[C14: from Medieval Latin calcināre to heat, from Latin calx lime]
cal•cine(ˈkæl saɪn, -sɪn)
v. -cined, -cin•ing,
n. v.t., v.i.
1. to convert into calx by heating or burning.n.
2. material resulting from calcination; calx.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin calcīnāre, derivative of Late Latin calcīna lime]
To heat a substance to a high temperature without melting it, in order to turn it into a powder, oxidize it, or cause it to change in some other way.
Past participle: calcined
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chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions