(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Torrefied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Torrefying.] [L. torrere to parch + -fy: cf. F. torrfier, L. torrefacere.]
[Written also torrify.]
1. To dry by a fire. Sir T. Browne.
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2. (Metal.) To subject to scorching heat, so as to drive off volatile ingredients; to roast, as ores.
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3. (Pharm.) To dry or parch, as drugs, on a metallic plate till they are friable, or are reduced to the state desired.
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