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Medical Term:

torrefaction

Pronunciation: tor'e-fak'shun

Definition: Parching or drying by heat; a pharmaceutical operation for rendering drugs friable.

[L. torre-facio, pp. -factus, to make dry by heat, fr. torreo, to parch]

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