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- n. The partial melting of a mixture of metals or ores in order to separate components
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or operation of making or becoming liquid; also, the capacity of becoming liquid.
- n. The process of separating, by heat, an easily fusible metal from one less fusible; eliquation.
from The 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.
- 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.
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