sinter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Sinter.

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Noun[edit]

sinter (plural sinters)

  1. (geology) An alluvial sediment deposited by a mineral spring.
    • 1883 June, John Magens Mello, Quartz: its Varieties and Formation, in Popular Science Monthly, Volume 23,
      That water at a high temperature can hold quartz in solution is well illustrated by the deposits of silicious sinter, thrown down by thermal springs, []
    • 1913, David Paul Gooding, Picturesque New Zealand, Chapter V,
      It has steaming lakes, pools, and streams, healing baths and springs, acidulous basins of emerald, opal, and orange, and tinted terraces of sinter.
  2. A mass formed by sintering.
    • 2008, John Banhart, Advanced Tomographic Methods in Materials Research and Engineering, page 55,
      Consider a copper sinter material with spherical sinter particles in an early stage of the sintering process, see Fig. 3.5(a).
  3. A mixture of iron ore and fluxes added to a blast furnace.

Verb[edit]

sinter (third-person singular simple present sinters, present participle sintering, simple past and past participle sintered)

  1. To compact and heat a powder to form a solid mass.

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

sinter

  1. First-person singular present of sintern.
  2. Imperative singular of sintern.