Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To dry by a fire.
  • transitive verb (Metal.) To subject to scorching heat, so as to drive off volatile ingredients; to roast, as ores.
  • transitive verb (Pharm.) To dry or parch, as drugs, on a metallic plate till they are friable, or are reduced to the state desired.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To subject to intense heat; to parch, to roast.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin torrefaciō.

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