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high-grade

[hahy-greyd] /ˈhaɪˈgreɪd/
adjective
1.
of excellent or superior quality.
2.
(of ore) yielding a relatively large amount of the metal for which it is mined.
verb (used with object), high-graded, high-grading.
3.
to steal (rich ore) from a mine.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
Related forms
high-grader, noun
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  • See-through shelving made from high-grade plywood defines a shower area without walling it off.
  • The growth of solar firms has outpaced the supply of high-grade silicon needed to make their panels.
  • But it is becoming more and more difficult to find high-grade deposits that are cheaply and easily mined.
  • In this decade, high-grade uranium ores will deplete significantly, leaving the industry to resort to low-grade ores.
  • Uranium reserves, especially the high-grade ores, are depleting rapidly.
  • There were riders demanding that hotel rooms be stocked with high-grade organic chocolates and ice cream.

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