Meaning of torrefy

tor•re•fy

Pronunciation: (tôr'u-fī", tor'-), [key]
— -fied, -fy•ing.
  1. to subject to fire or intense heat; parch, roast, or scorch.
  2. to dry or parch (drugs) with heat.
  3. to roast, as metallic ores.
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