What does basic slag mean?

basic slag in AZ Dictionary

A by-product from make of metal because of the fundamental process, made use of as a fertilizer. Its full of lime and contains 14 to 20 per cent of phosphoric acid. Called also Thomas slag, phosphatic slag, and odorless phosphate.
(n) slag stated in making metal; reduced in silica but having huge amounts of calcium phosphate; helpful as fertilizer

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  • Hypernym for "basic slag"
    • slag, scoria, dross
  • Variant for "basic slag"
    • thomas slag, phosphatic slag, odorless phosphate
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