Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or operation of liquating or melting.
- n. The condition or capacity of being melted: as, a substance congealed beyond liquation.
- n. The separation of metals differing considerably in fusibility by subjecting them, when contained in an alloy or mixture, to a degree of heat sufficient to melt the most fusible only, which then flows away, or liquates, from the unmelted mass. This process is of great antiquity, and was up to 1836 extensively used at Mansfeld in Prussia, in the treatment of argentiferous copper and lead ores. Lead containing antimony and some other metals is also partially freed from these and prepared for further treatment by a process of liquation. Also
- n. In mixtures of fluids, a separation by differences of specific gravity. The lightest rises to the top and the heaviest goes to the bottom.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act or operation of making or becoming liquid; also, the capacity of becoming liquid.
- n. (Metal.) The process of separating, by heat, an easily fusible metal from one less fusible; eliquation.
“After the introduction of gunpowder from China during the Mongol conquests in the 1200s and the independent development of large cannon in Europe, the growing demand for copper for the manufacture of bronze cannon in the fifteenth century was a stimulus for advances such as the "liquation" process, used in ores containing silver to separate it from copper.”
“Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, the funds — Appaloosa Management, Aurelius Capital Management, Elliott Management Corp. and Fortress Investment Group LLC — called for the court to reject the bankruptcy estate's proposed liquation plan.”
“This is hard to conceive; yet can I make good how even that may prey upon our bodies, and yet not consume us: for in this material World there are bodies that persist invincible in the powerfullest flames; and though by the action of fire they fall into ignition and liquation, yet will they never suffer a destruction.”
“Sulphide of antimony is separated from the ore by liquation; this regulus is met with in commerce as "crude antimony.”
“The metal itself is easily fusible, and may be separated from its ores by liquation.”
“This is hard to conceive, yet can I make good how even that may prey upon our bodies, and yet not consume us: for in this material world, there are bodies that persist invincible in the powerfulest flames; and though, by the action of fire, they fall into ignition and liquation, yet will they never suffer a destruction.”
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