panning definition

  • verb:
    • provide participle of pan.
  • noun:
    • The work or process for which more substantial ores are focused by agitating a sample of crushed ore under liquid in a shallow cooking pan, hence washing away the lighter particles from sample. See pan{1}, v. t. and pan{1}, v. we.
    • In mining, especially gold-mining, metal (silver) acquired in the process of panning. See cooking pan, transitive verb, 1.
    • In beverage manuf., remedy for the material in an iron vessel: in old Chinese rehearse, a light roasting of leaf before and between rollings, today dispensed with in Asia
    • in making green tea extract, a steaming of this fresh leaf with its own drinks to wither it for rolling
    • in Japan, just like pan-firing.

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