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scorification

[skawr-uh-fi-key-shuh n, skohr-] /ˌskɔr ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən, ˌskoʊr-/
noun, Metallurgy
1.
an assaying process whereby gold or silver is separated from ore by fusion with lead.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; scori(a) + -fication
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