Pronunciation: (tôr'u-fī", tor'-), [key]
—v.t., -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to subject to fire or intense heat; parch, roast, or scorch.
2. Pharm.to dry or parch (drugs) with heat.
3. to roast, as metallic ores. Also,torrify.
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