slag, scoria, dross(verb)
the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals
convert into slag
The impurities which result and are separated out when melting a metal or refining it from its ore; also, vitrified cinders.
The scoria of a volcano.
A woman (sometimes a man) who has loose morals relating to sex; a slut.
A hard aggregate that is left as a residue from blast furnaces, which may be used as a surfacing material.
To make slag.
To talk badly about someone; to denigrate someone.
Origin: From slagg, or slacke, whence German Schlacke; originally, perhaps, the splinters struck off from the metal by hammering.
the dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders
the scoria of a volcano
Origin: [Sw. slagg, or LG. slacke, whence G. schlacke; originally, perhaps, the splinters struck off from the metal by hammering. See Slay, v. t.]
Slag is a partially vitreous by-product of the process of smelting ore, which separates the desired metal fraction from the unwanted fraction. Slag is usually a mixture of metal oxides and silicon dioxide. However, slags can contain metal sulfides and metal atoms in the elemental form. While slags are generally used to remove waste in metal smelting, they can also serve other purposes, such as assisting in the temperature control of the smelting, and minimizing any re-oxidation of the final liquid metal product before the molten metal is removed from the furnace and used to make solid metal.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
slag, n. vitrified cinders from smelting-works, &c.: the scoriæ of a volcano.—v.i. to cohere into slag.—adj. Slag′gy, pertaining to, or like, slag. [Sw. slagg; cf. Ger. schlacke, dross.]
The numerical value of slag in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of slag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- Lava, verschlacken, Schlacke, herunterputzen, SchlampeGerman
- tuottaa, puhua, lutka, mustamaalata, kuona, paha, loata, huoraFinnish
- scorie, puteFrench
- magma, scoria, lava, scorieItalian
- ороспија, згура, џгураMacedonian
- del, slakDutch
- puszczalska, scoria, żużel, dziwkaPolish
- шлак, шлю́ха, ока́линаRussian
- troska, šljaka, zguraSerbo-Croatian
- ขี้ตะกรัน, ขี้เชื่อมThai
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