July 8, 2011

Word of the Day: Torrefy

Torrefy \TAWR-uh-fahy\ verb

1. To subject to fire or intense heat
2. In pharmacology, to dry or parch drugs with heat
3. To roast, as metallic ores.

Origin: Torrefy stems from the two Latin roots torrēre "to dry up" and facere "to put, or make so"

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