Slag

Definition of Slag

Pronunciation: slăg
n.1.The dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders.
2.The scoria of a volcano.
3.(Metal.) 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.
Slag furnace
(Metal.) a furnace, or hearth, for extracting lead from slags or poor ore.
Slag wool
mineral wool. See under Mineral.
v. i. & t.1.(Metal.) To form, or form into, a slag; to agglomerate when heated below the fusion point.
[imp. & p. p. Slagged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Slagging.]

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alluvion, alluvium, ash, ashes, bones, brand, calx, carbon, chaff, charcoal, cinder, clinker, coal, coke, coom, culm, deadwood, deposition, deposits, diluvium, dishwater, draff, dregs, dross, dust, ember, feces, filings, froth, fume, garbage, gash, grounds, hogwash, husks, lava, leavings, lees, loess, moraine, offal, offscourings, offscum, orts, parings, potsherds, precipitate, precipitation, rags, raspings, reek, refuse, scoria, scourings, scrap iron, scraps, scum, sediment, settlings, shards, shavings, silt, sinter, slack, slop, slops, smoke, smudge, smut, soot, stubble, sublimate, sullage, sweepings, swill, tares, wastage, waste, waste matter, wastepaper, weeds
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