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[n]  the conversion of metals into their oxides as a result of heating to a high temperature

CALCINATION is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: oxidation, oxidisation, oxidization



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cal`ci*na"tion\ (k[a^]l`s[i^]*n[=a]"sh[u^]n), n.
[F. calcination.]
1. (Chem.) The act or process of disintegrating a substance,
   or rendering it friable by the action of heat, esp. by the
   expulsion of some volatile matter, as when carbonic and
   acid is expelled from carbonate of calcium in the burning
   of limestone in order to make lime.

2. The act or process of reducing a metal to an oxide or
   metallic calx; oxidation.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The process of heating a solid below its melting point to break it down into another compound (for instance, heating calcium carbonate to send off carbon dioxide gas and create calcium oxide).
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: blazing, blistering, branding, burning, carbonization, cauterization, cautery, cineration, combustion, concremation, cracking, cremation, cupellation, deflagration, destructive distillation, distillation, distilling, flaming, incineration, oxidation, oxidization, parching, pyrolysis, refining, scorching, scorification, searing, self-immolation, singeing, smelting, suttee, the stake, thermogenesis, vesication