2 [breyz]
verb (used with object), brazed, brazing. Metallurgy.
to unite (metal objects) at high temperatures by applying any of various nonferrous solders.

1575–85; < French braser to solder (MF), burn (Old French) < Germanic; compare Swedish brasa, Danish brase to roast; see braise

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braze1 (breɪz)
1.  to decorate with, make like, or make of brass
2.  to make like brass, as in hardness
[Old English bræsen, from bræsbrass]

braze2 (breɪz)
1.  (tr) to make a joint between (two metal surfaces) by fusing a layer of brass or high-melting solder between them
2.  the high-melting solder or alloy used in brazing
[C16: from Old French: to burn, of Germanic origin; see braise]

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Word Origin & History

"to expose to the action of fire," 1580s, perhaps from Fr. braser "to solder," in O.Fr. "to burn," related to brese "embers" (see braise).

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