from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To subject to intense heat; to parch, to roast.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To dry by a fire.
- transitive v. To subject to scorching heat, so as to drive off volatile ingredients; to roast, as ores.
- transitive v. To dry or parch, as drugs, on a metallic plate till they are friable, or are reduced to the state desired.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To dry or parch with heat; roast.
- Specifically— In metallurgy, to roast or scorch, as metallic ores.
- In pharmacy, to dry or parch, as drugs, on a metallic plate till they become friable or are reduced to any state desired.
They generally torrefy it in the Embers, so strip off the Bark from the Root, beating it to a Consistence fit to spread, so lay it on the griev'd Part; which both cleanses a fowl Ulcer; and after Scarrification, being apply'd to a Contusion, or Swelling, draws forth the Pain, and reduces the Part to its pristine State of Health, as I have often seen effected.
A New Voyage to Carolina; Containing the Exact Description and Natural History of That Country: Together with the Present State Thereof. And A Journal of a Thousand Miles, Travel'd Thro' Several Nations of Indians. Giving a Particular Account of Their Customs, Manners, &c.
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