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speiss

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Pronunciation: /spʌɪs
 
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Definition of speiss in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A mixture of impure compounds of arsenic and antimonium with nickel, cobalt, iron, and other metals, produced in the smelting of cobalt and other ores.
Example sentences
  • Mattes and speiss are also used as collector in smelts.

Origin

late 18th century: from German Speise 'food, amalgam'.

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