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porphyrization

[pawr-fuh-ruh-zey-shuh n] /ˌpɔr fə rəˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
reduction to a powder, formerly done on a slab of porphyry.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; porphyrize + -ation
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