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braze1

[breyz] /breɪz/
verb (used with object), brazed, brazing.
1.
to make of brass.
2.
to cover or ornament with or as if with brass.
3.
to make brasslike.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English brasen, Old English bræsian; see brass

braze2

[breyz] /breɪz/
verb (used with object), brazed, brazing. Metallurgy
1.
to unite (metal objects) at high temperatures by applying any of various nonferrous solders.
Origin
1575-85; < French braser to solder (MF), burn (Old French) < Germanic; compare Swedish brasa, Danish brase to roast; see braise
Related forms
brazer, noun
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Examples from the web for braze
  • Common fluxes are ammonium chloride or rosin for soldering tin and borax for brazing or braze-welding ferrous metals.
  • Clean parts to be shipped out to the braze facility.
  • The braze weld was reheated and the corner was gently hammered back to where it should be.
  • If you weld, braze or cut, conditions can cause flashback from the torch station.
  • Either braze the connections or fasten with noncorrosive clamps.
British Dictionary definitions for braze

braze1

/breɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to decorate with, make like, or make of brass
2.
to make like brass, as in hardness
Word Origin
Old English bræsen, from bræsbrass

braze2

/breɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make a joint between (two metal surfaces) by fusing a layer of brass or high-melting solder between them
noun
2.
the high-melting solder or alloy used in brazing
Derived Forms
brazer, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Old French: to burn, of Germanic origin; see braise
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Word Origin and History for braze
v.

"to expose to the action of fire," 1580s, perhaps from French braser "to solder," in Old French, "to burn," related to brese "embers" (see braise). Related: Brazed; brazing.

"to make of or cover in brass," Old English brasian "to do work in brass, make of brass," from bræs (see brass). Cf. glaze from glass.

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