1 a to try. b to attempt. c to apply. 2 to affect. 3 to try tasting, as food or drink. 4 to subject, as an ore, alloy, or other metallic compound, to chemical or metallurgical examination, in order to determine the amount of a particular metal contained in it, or to ascertain its composition.
George assayed his friend’s vast collection of pornography and found it lacking in variety, and frankly, for someone that claimed to be a connoisseur, good taste. It was just too conventional for his liking.
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Assay. The Effin Word, The Effin Word, https://effinwords.com/dictionary/assay. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.
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