eliquation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin eliquatio, from eliquare to clarify, strain; e + liquare to make liquid, melt.

Noun[edit]

eliquation (plural eliquations)

  1. (metallurgy) The process of separating a fusible substance from one less fusible, by means of a degree of heat sufficient to melt the one and not the other, as an alloy of copper and lead; liquation.
    • 1904, Johannes Rudolf Wagner, Manual of Chemical Technology, page 183:
      Simultaneously with the desilvering, goes on the eliquation of the rich scum in the first, and afterwards in the second, eliquation pan.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.