Definition of descale in English:

descale

verb

[WITH OBJECT]British
  • Remove deposits of scale from:

    ‘if you have problems with your heating system, you need to descale it thoroughly’
    • ‘After they are descaled, these hot bands are cold rolled to the required thickness and coils off the cold mill are either annealed and descaled or bright annealed.’
    • ‘Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning, disinfecting and descaling.’
    • ‘Wash bins, descale taps and plugholes, etc, as required.’
    • ‘Tubes supplied with an anodized surface must be descaled at the ends before welding.’
    • ‘Removal of this hardened metal layer is essential for optimum mechanical properties, and an integral part of any descaling process.’

Pronunciation:

descale

/diːˈskeɪl/