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Meaning of Verneuil process

Ver•neuil' proc"ess

Pronunciation: (vûr-noi' Fr. ver-nœ'y&supschwa), [key]
  1. a process for making synthetic rubies, sapphires, spinels, etc., by the fusion at high temperatures of powdered compounds. Also called
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