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1. Geology A chemical sediment or crust, as of porous silica, deposited by a mineral spring.
2. A mass formed by sintering.
v. sin·tered, sin·ter·ing, sin·ters
To cause (metallic powder, for example) to form a coherent mass by heating without melting.
To form a coherent mass by heating without melting.
[German, from Middle High German, dross, metal slag, from Old High German.]
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1. (Geological Science) a whitish porous incrustation, usually consisting of silica, that is deposited from hot springs
2. (Metallurgy) the product of a sintering process
3. (Metallurgy) another name for cinder3
(Metallurgy) (tr) to form large particles, lumps, or masses from (metal powders or powdery ores) by heating or pressure or both
[C18: German: cinder]
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1. siliceous or calcareous matter deposited by springs, as that formed around the vent of a geyser.v.t.
2. to cause (metal particles) to bond together by pressing and heating.
[1770–80; < German: dross; see cinder]
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Past participle: sintered
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|Verb||1.||sinter - cause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting|
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