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artificial

adjective adulterine, artificiosus, assumed, casuistic, concocted, deceptive, ersatz, faked, false, feigned, fictitious, forged, illusory, imaginary, imagined, imitation, imitative, man-made, not natural, simulated, simulative, spurious, superficial, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal
Associated concepts: artificial boundaries, artificial ingrediints, artificial monuments, artificial person, artificial pond, artificial presumption, artificial watercourse
See also: bogus, deceptive, disingenuous, false, fictitious, histrionic, imitation, inflated, meretricious, orotund, pretentious, specious, spurious, synthetic

ARTIFICIAL. What is the result of, or relates to, the arts; opposed to natural; thus we say a corporation is an artificial person, in opposition to a natural person. Artificial accession is the uniting one property to another by art, opposed to a simple natural union. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 503.

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This may be due to the fact that under artificial drying, water loss may depend mainly on environmental conditions, while at this maturation stage water loss in the field may depend on environmental conditions as well as rate of storage compound deposition.
Air-drying exposes the wood to periods of rain and drying which leach out excessive harshness (tannin) while retaining desirable components such as vanillin, 70% of which is lost during artificial drying.
Remember that artificial drying techniques for coffee were unheard of at that time.