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English

Etymology

From Anglo-Norman assaier, from assai, from Old French essai.

Pronunciation

Noun

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assay

  1. trial, attempt, essay.
  2. the qualitative or quantitative chemical analysis of something

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Verb

Infinitive
to assay

Third person singular
assays

Simple past
assayed

Past participle
assayed

Present participle
assaying

to assay (third-person singular simple present assays, present participle assaying, simple past and past participle assayed)
  1. To analyze or estimate
  2. To examine or test
  3. To attempt or try

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