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sin·ter

(sin'tĕr),
To heat a powdered substance without thoroughly melting it, causing it to fuse into a solid but porous mass.
[Ger. dross, slag]

sinter

(sĭn′tĕr)
1. The calcium or silica deposits formed from water obtained from mineral springs.
2. To reduce material to a solid form by heating without melting.

sin·ter

(sin'tĕr)
To heat a powdered substance without thoroughly melting it, causing it to fuse into a solid but porous mass.
[Ger. dross, slag]

sinter (sin´tər),

v to treat by applying heat below the boiling point to a powder in order to bond and fuse the particles together; this can be done with or without applying pressure.
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To provide some background, the sinter at a steel production facility contains equipment where powdered iron-ore is mixed with coking coal or anthracite and burned at high temperatures for further processing in the blast furnace.