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 (kăl-sīn′, kăl′sīn′)
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.
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Noun1.calcination - the conversion of metals into their oxides as a result of heating to a high temperature
oxidation, oxidisation, oxidization - the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction
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In detail, palygorskite was first calcinated at around 300[degrees]C for 3 h in a muffle oven.
tubulose--as for the calcinated bones) (Bobrinskij 1978, 105), which could help to define the type of temper, were traced.
ABS pellets were first calcinated at 500[degrees]C for 5 h before ICP-OES analysis.
After mesoporous supports were calcinated and expelled, the photostability of succeeding C-dots along with mono-dispersion demonstrated fabulous luminescence properties.
The resulting powder is calcinated in air at 850[degrees]C for 20 hours.
The obtained [Fe.sup.2][O.sub.3]-13X was neutralized using distilled water, dried at 70[degrees]C for 2 hours, and then calcinated at 550[degrees]C for 2 hours.
AD: air dried; EG: ethylene glycol; GL: glycerol; H: heating; C: calcinated.
A mesoporous titania layer was then deposited by spin coating using Ti[O.sub.2] paste (DSL-90T Ti[O.sub.2] NPs paste) diluted in ethanol (0.1 g2 of paste in 0.32 g of absolute ethanol) and calcinated at 500[degrees]C for 30 minutes.
To obtain HSP, PE granule was calcinated at 500[degrees]C for 2 hr.