calcine

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See also: calciné

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin calcināre, an alchemical term meaning "to burn like lime", "to reduce to calx".[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkælsɪn/, /ˈkælsaɪn/

Verb[edit]

calcine (third-person singular simple present calcines, present participle calcining, simple past and past participle calcined)

  1. (transitive) to heat something without melting in order to drive off water etc., and to decompose carbonates into oxides or to oxidize or reduce it; especially to heat limestone to form quicklime
  2. (intransitive) to undergo such heating

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

calcine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of calciner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of calciner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of calciner
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of calciner
  5. second-person singular imperative of calciner

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

calcine f

  1. plural of calcina

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

calcine

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of calcinar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of calcinar
  3. first-person singular imperative of calcinar
  4. third-person singular imperative of calcinar

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

calcine

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of calcinar.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of calcinar.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of calcinar.
  4. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of calcinar.
    • ^ Oxford English Dictionary, C-26.