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A refining process for nonoxidizing metals, such as silver and gold, in which a metallic mixture is oxidized at high temperatures and base metals are separated by absorption into the walls of a cupel.
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1. (Metallurgy) the process of recovering precious metals from lead by melting the alloy in a cupel and oxidizing the lead by means of an air blast
2. (Metallurgy) the manufacture of lead oxide by melting and oxidizing lead
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