Definition of Slag

1. Noun. The scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals.

Exact synonyms: Dross, Scoria
Generic synonyms: Scum
Specialized synonyms: Basic Slag



2. Verb. Convert into slag.
Generic synonyms: Convert

Definition of Slag

1. n. The dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders.

2. n. A product of smelting, containing, mostly as silicates, the substances not sought to be produced as matte or metal, and having a lower specific gravity than the latter; -- called also, esp. in iron smelting, cinder. The slag of iron blast furnaces is essentially silicate of calcium, magnesium, and aluminium; that of lead and copper smelting furnaces contains iron.

3. v. i. & t. To form, or form into, a slag; to agglomerate when heated below the fusion point.

Definition of Slag

1. Noun. The impurities which result and are separated out when melting a metal or refining it from its ore; also, vitrified cinders. ¹

2. Noun. The scoria of a volcano. ¹

3. Noun. (British Australia New Zealand pejorative) A woman (sometimes a man) who has loose morals relating to sex; a slut. ¹

4. Noun. A hard aggregate that is left as a residue from blast furnaces, which may be used as a surfacing material. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To make slag. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive used with off) To talk badly about someone; to denigrate someone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Slag

1. to convert into slag (the fused residue of a smelted ore) [v SLAGGED, SLAGGING, SLAGS]

Medical Definition of Slag

1. 1. The dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders. 2. The scoria of a volcano. Slag furnace, or Slag hearth, a furnace, or hearth, for extracting lead from slags or poor ore. Slag wool, mineral wool. See Mineral. Origin: Sw. Slagg, or LG. Slacke, whence G. Schlacke; originally, perhaps, the splinters struck off from the metal by hammering. See Slay. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slag

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sladangs
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slag (current term)
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