Definition of Sinter

1. Verb. Cause (ores or powdery metals) to become a coherent mass by heating without melting.

Generic synonyms: Forge, Form, Mold, Mould, Shape, Work



Definition of Sinter

1. n. Dross, as of iron; the scale which files from iron when hammered; -- applied as a name to various minerals.

Definition of Sinter

1. Noun. (geology) An alluvial sediment deposited by a mineral spring. ¹

2. Noun. A mass formed by sintering. ¹

3. Noun. A mixture of iron ore and fluxes added to a blast furnace. ¹

4. Verb. To compact and heat a powder to form a solid mass. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sinter

1. to make cohesive by the combined action of heat and pressure [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Sinter

1. Dross, as of iron; the scale which files from iron when hammered; applied as a name to various minerals. Calcareous sinter, a loose banded variety of calcite formed by deposition from lime-bearing waters; calcareous tufa; travertine. Ceraunian sinter, fulgurite. Siliceous sinter, a light cellular or fibrous opal; especially, geyserite (see Geyserite). It has often a pearly luster, and is then called pearl sinter. Origin: G. Cf. Cinder. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sinter

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sinopis
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sinopite
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sinovaginal
sinoventricular conduction
sins
sinsemilla
sinsemillas
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sinter (current term)
sinterabilities
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sinuate
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sinuately
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sinuating
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Literary usage of Sinter

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1. The American Geologist by Newton Horace Winchell (1891)
"The formation of siliceous sinter by plant life is taking place in many parts of the Park, among which the Upper Geyser Basin of the Firehole river is ..."

2. The Examination of Waters and Water Supplies by John Clough Thresh (1913)
"This mud or sinter was submitted to analysis to complete the examination of the spring. The analysis may be given as a sample of such an examination, ..."

3. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1894)
"... 263 Interior of the Crater Hverfjall, 278 sinter-fringed Bowl of Hot Spring in the Geysir Group, ..."

4. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"Examine the precipitate, by the method given in ยง 250 for sinter deposits. b. Mix the solution with hydrochloric acid to acid reaction, heat, ..."

5. The Data of Geochemistry by Frank Wigglesworth Clarke (1908)
"CALCAREOUS sinter. With carbonated waters the changes due to escape of gas are more conspicuous ... Calcareous sinter, tufa, or travertine is thus produced, ..."

6. The Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, E W Brayley (1822)
"Calc-sinter determined to be true Calcareous Spar. . The Rev. Dr. Fleming, of Flisk, transmitted to me lately two specimens of this substance, ..."

7. The Annals of Philosophy by Richard Phillips, E W Brayley (1822)
"Cak-sinter determined to ... me lately two specimens of this substance, with the following remark : " Lamellar calc- sinter from Macalister's Cave in Sky. ..."

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