slag

slag1
slagable, adj.slagability, n.slagless, adj.slaglessness, n.
/slag/, n., v., slagged, slagging.
n.
1. Also called cinder. the more or less completely fused and vitrified matter separated during the reduction of a metal from its ore.
2. the scoria from a volcano.
3. waste left over after the re-sorting of coal.
v.t.
4. to convert into slag.
5. Metall. to remove slag from (a steel bath).
v.i.
6. to form slag; become a slaglike mass.
[1545-55; < MLG slagge; c. G Schlacke dross, slag; see SLACK2]
slag2
/slag/, n.
Brit. Slang. an abusive woman.
[1780-90; orig. an argot word for a worthless person or a thug; perh. identical with SLAG1]

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By-product formed in smelting, welding, and other metallurgical and combustion processes from impurities in the metals or ores being treated.

Slag consists mostly of mixed oxides of elements such as silicon, sulfur, phosphorus, and aluminum; ash; and products formed in their reactions with furnace linings and fluxing substances such as limestone. During smelting or refining, slag floats on the surface of the molten metal, protecting it from oxidation (see oxidation-reduction) by the atmosphere and keeping it clean. Slag cools into a coarse aggregate used in certain concretes; it is used as a road-building material, as ballast, and as a source of available phosphate fertilizer.

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      by-product formed in smelting, welding, and other metallurgical and combustion processes from impurities in the metals or ores being treated. Slag consists mostly of mixed oxides of elements such as silicon, sulfur, phosphorus, and aluminum; ash; and products formed in their reactions with furnace linings and fluxing substances such as limestone. Slag floats on the surface of the molten metal, protecting it from oxidation by the atmosphere and keeping it clean. Slag forms a coarse aggregate used in certain concretes; it is used as a road material and ballast and as a source of available phosphate fertilizer.

      Molten ash formed upon combustion of coal in some high-capacity boiler furnaces is also sometimes termed slag. See also flux.

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