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English Dictionary: torrefying by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Torrefy \Tor"re*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Torrefied}; p. pr. &
      vb. n. {Torrefying}.] [L. torrere to parch + -fy: cf. F.
      torr[82]fier, L. torrefacere.] [Written also {torrify}.]
      1. To dry by a fire. --Sir 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
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