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Dross vs. Slag

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Drossnoun

Waste or impure matter.

Slagnoun

waste material from a coal mine

Drossnoun

Residue that forms on the surface of molten metal from oxidation.

Slagnoun

scum that forms on the surface of molten metal

Drossnoun

The impurities in metal.

Slagnoun

impurities formed and separated out when a metal is smelted from ore; vitrified cinders

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Drossnoun

A waste product from working with metal.

Slagnoun

hard aggregate remaining as a residue from blast furnaces, sometimes used as a surfacing material

Drossnoun

(figurative) Worthless or trivial matter.

Slagnoun

scoria associated with a volcano

Drossverb

(transitive) To remove dross from.

Slagnoun

a coward

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Drossnoun

The scum or refuse matter which is thrown off, or falls from, metals in smelting the ore, or in the process of melting; recrement.

Slagnoun

a contemptible person, a scumbag

Drossnoun

Rust of metals.

Slagnoun

a prostitute

Drossnoun

Waste matter; any worthless matter separated from the better part; leavings; dregs; refuse.

‘All world's glory is but dross unclean.’; ‘At the devil's booth are all things sold,Each ounce of dross coats its ounce of gold.’;

Slagnoun

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

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Drossnoun

worthless material that should be removed;

‘there were impurities in the water’;

Slagverb

(transitive) to produce slag

Drossnoun

the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals

Slagverb

(intransitive) to become slag; to agglomerate when heated below the fusion point

Dross

Dross is a mass of solid impurities floating on a molten metal or dispersed in the metal, such as in wrought iron. It forms on the surface of low-melting-point metals such as tin, lead, zinc or aluminium or alloys by oxidation of the metal.

Slagverb

to talk badly about; to malign or denigrate (someone)

Slagverb

to spit

Slagnoun

The dross, or recrement, of a metal; also, vitrified cinders.

Slagnoun

The scoria of a volcano.

Slagnoun

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.

Slagverb

To form, or form into, a slag; to agglomerate when heated below the fusion point.

Slagnoun

the scum formed by oxidation at the surface of molten metals

Slag

Slag is the glass-like by-product left over after a desired metal has been separated (i.e., smelted) from its raw ore. Slag is usually a mixture of metal oxides and silicon dioxide.

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