Definition of prill in English:

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prill

Pronunciation: /pril/

noun

A pellet or solid globule of a substance formed by the congealing of a liquid during an industrial process.
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.

Derivatives

prilled

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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: prill

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