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beneficiation

noun ben·e·fi·ci·a·tion \ˌbe-nə-ˌfi-shē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of BENEFICIATION

:  the treatment of raw material (as iron ore) to improve physical or chemical properties especially in preparation for smelting
ben·e·fi·ci·ate \-ˈfi-shē-ˌāt\ transitive verb
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First Known Use of BENEFICIATION

1871

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