calcined vs. calcinated

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Sun Sep 16 18:37:37 UTC 2007

I'm pretty sure calcined is the correct form, but calcinated comes up
quite a bit. I personally have made this mistake a number of times, and
Google gives 130,000 hits for it as well. I make this mistake because I
generally see the term "calcination" in my bilingual dictionary and form
the adjective without bothering to view the verb form calcine.

Benjamin Barrett
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