1 [breyz]
verb (used with object), brazed, brazing.
to make of brass.
to cover or ornament with or as if with brass.
to make brasslike.

before 1000; Middle English brasen, Old English bræsian; see brass Unabridged


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

brazer, noun Unabridged
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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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Example sentences
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.
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