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torrefy

[tawr-uh-fahy, tor-] /ˈtɔr əˌfaɪ, ˈtɒr-/
verb (used with object), torrefied, torrefying.
1.
to subject to fire or intense heat; parch, roast, or scorch.
2.
Pharmacology. to dry or parch (drugs) with heat.
3.
to roast, as metallic ores.
Also, torrify.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin torrefacere to make dry or hot, equivalent to torre-, stem of torrēre to dry up, parch, scorch + facere -fy; see torrid
Related forms
torrefaction
[tawr-uh-fak-shuh n, tor-] /ˌtɔr əˈfæk ʃən, ˌtɒr-/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples for torrefy
  • We prefer a continuous reactor using superheated steam at atmospheric pressure to dry and torrefy the wood feed.
British Dictionary definitions for torrefy

torrefy

/ˈtɒrɪˌfaɪ/
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
(transitive) to dry (drugs, ores, etc) by subjection to intense heat; roast
Derived Forms
torrefaction (ˌtɒrɪˈfækʃən) noun
Word Origin
C17: from French torréfier, from Latin torrefacere, from torrēre to parch + facere to make
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