Tor"re*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Torrefied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Torrefying.] [L. torrere to parch + -fy: cf. F. torr'efier, L. torrefacere.] [Written also torrify.]


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 desired.


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