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prill

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Pronunciation: /prɪl
 
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Definition of prill in English:

noun

A pellet or solid globule of a substance formed by the congealing of a liquid during an industrial process: the consistency of fertilizer prills has a major effect on nitrogen application
More example sentences
  • They can use this on-site to mix the fuel oil with the ammonium nitrate prill,’ Adama says.
  • The prill is then weighed, flattened out and rolled until very thin, and then placed in nitric acid, which dissolves away or parts the silver.

Origin

late 18th century (as a term in copper mining, denoting rich copper ore remaining after removal of low-grade material): of unknown origin.

Derivatives

prilled

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Elemental sulfur can be granulated or flaked with a binding agent, but prilled sulfur is not effective.
  • With some machines it is difficult to apply such a small amount of the prilled urea so the granulated product would be preferable.

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