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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calcine  \Cal*cine"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Calciden};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Calcining}.]  [F.  calciner,  fr  L.  calx,  calcis,  lime. 
  See  {Calx}.] 
  1.  To  reduce  to  a  powder,  or  to  a  friable  state,  by  the 
  action  of  heat;  to  expel  volatile  matter  from  by  means  of 
  heat,  as  carbonic  acid  from  limestone,  and  thus  (usually) 
  to  produce  disintegration;  as  to  calcine  bones. 
 
  2.  To  oxidize,  as  a  metal  by  the  action  of  heat;  to  reduce  to 
  a  metallic  calx. 




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