What does slag mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slag, scoria, dross(verb)

    the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals

  2. slag(verb)

    convert into slag


  1. slag(Noun)

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

  2. slag(Noun)

    The scoria of a volcano.

  3. slag(Noun)

    A woman (sometimes a man) who has loose morals relating to sex; a slut.

  4. slag(Noun)

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

  5. slag(Verb)

    To make slag.

  6. slag(Verb)

    To talk badly about someone; to denigrate someone.

  7. Origin: From slagg, or slacke, whence German Schlacke; originally, perhaps, the splinters struck off from the metal by hammering.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slag(verb)

    the dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders

  2. Slag(verb)

    the scoria of a volcano

  3. Origin: [Sw. slagg, or LG. slacke, whence G. schlacke; originally, perhaps, the splinters struck off from the metal by hammering. See Slay, v. t.]


  1. Slag

    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

  1. Slag

    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.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slag in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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