Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of calcine.
  • adj. converted by calcination

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Reduced by fire to powder or ashes.
  • Prepared by calcination: as, calcined magnesia; calcined ore.
  • Refined or purified by subjection to heat or the action of fire: as, calcined air.

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Examples

  • Originally it referred to the form of gypsum which has been heated to a high temperature to drive off the water in its crystal structure; this is called calcined gypsum.

    Gypsum

  • The product is called calcined soda, and is, of course, more valuable than the crystallized salt.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

  • "Here is what is known as a calcined cocoon made by a worm which had a peculiar disease that turned it to powder.

    The Story of Silk

  • At first wine was served by the black servants to those that drank it, though all quickly shifted back to Scotch and soda, pickling their food as they ate it, ere it went into their calcined, pickled stomachs.

    A GOBOTO NIGHT

  • That ingredient is slaked lime, limestone that has been calcined, or heated to a high temperature, and then exposed to water.

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  • After a week of charting the River Jordan, the men glided onto the Dead Sea, to Lynch a scene of "unmixed desolation" and "calcined barenness," its stagnant water "the color of diluted absinthe."

    Old Salt, Dead Sea

  • I remember one, a calcined Scotchman from the New Hebrides.

    THE PRINCESS

  • His stomach had been calcined by the inordinate quantity of whisky he had drunk, and was a dry and raging furnace.

    The Passing of Marcus O'Brien

  • MUMBAI -- India's Goa Carbon Ltd. has short listed two companies for building a joint-venture plant to produce calcined petroleum coke in China and expects to finalize an agreement by the middle of April, its chairman said.

    Goa Carbon to Finalize China Partner

  • ����At the next house a man stopped us to show where a blind little brother had been burnt alive, and the spot where he had found his calcined bones, and the rough, hard - visaged man sat down and cried like a child��

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  • "'I believe they burnt the yard some hours ago, and this wafting smoke... rises only from the calcined ashes.'"
    --P. O'Brian, The Hundred Days, 147

    March 25, 2008