Dictionary

hydrometallurgy

noun hy·dro·met·al·lur·gy \ˌhī-drō-ˈme-tə-ˌlər-jē\

Definition of HYDROMETALLURGY

:  the treatment of ores by wet processes (as leaching)
hy·dro·met·al·lur·gi·cal \-ˌme-tə-ˈlər-ji-kəl\ adjective
hy·dro·met·al·lur·gist \-ˈme-tə-ˌlər-jist\ noun

Origin of HYDROMETALLURGY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1859

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: hydrometamorphismPrevious Word in the Dictionary: hydromedusan (noun)All Words Near: hydrometallurgy
May 24, 2015
erudite Hear it
learned or pedantic
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears