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Definition of Torrefy

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roast, dry by heat
Torrefy Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To subject to scorching heat, so as to drive off volatile ingredients; to roast, as ores.
  
(v. t.)
To dry or parch, as drugs, on a metallic plate till they are friable, or are reduced to the state desired.
  
(v. t.)
To dry by a fire.
  
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torrefy
\tor"re*fy\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. torrefied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. torrefying.] [l. torrere to parch + -fy: cf. f. torréfier, l. torrefacere.] [written also torrify.]
1. to dry by a fire. t. browne.
2. (metal.) to subject to scorching heat, so as to drive off volatile ingredients; to roast, as ores.
3. (pharm.) to dry or parch, as drugs, on a metallic plate till they are friable, or are reduced to the state desired.