docimastic

Docimastic

Doc`i*mas"tic\, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. docimastique.] Proving by experiments or tests.

Docimastic art, metallurgy, or the art of assaying metals; the art of separating metals from foreign matters, and determining the nature and quantity of metallic substances contained in any ore or mineral.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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