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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 of braze1
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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  • "There is not a man here—or in the service—who will not gladly accompany you, Mr. King," cried General braze quickly.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • Cut the hole for the steam dome, and let him braze it on at the same time.

    How to Become an Engineer Frank W. Doughty
  • The heat in the tongs will melt the silver and braze the two parts.

  • "And in the army—our poor little army," added General braze.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • He was up with Quinnox and General braze, galloping well in front of the yelling troop.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • To braze the seams of a model boiler would require a forge fire, or a very powerful gas blast—too expensive for the amateur.

    How to Become an Engineer Frank W. Doughty
  • Now bring the flame to bear on the joint you wish to braze, having first supplied plenty of borax.

    How to Become an Engineer Frank W. Doughty
  • A score of men were there before him—sitting or standing in attitudes of attention, listening to the words of General braze.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • General braze was at work with his men in the open city, clearing away the ugly signs of battle.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • The value of brazing: A knowledge of how to braze is most useful to any one working with the metals.

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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