Bayer process

noun Bay·er process \ˈbā-ər-, ˈbī-\

Definition of Bayer process

  1. :  a process for producing alumina from bauxite by digesting it in hot sodium hydroxide solution

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of bayer process

translation of German Bayer-Prozess or Bayer-Verfahren, after Karl Josef Bayer †1904 Austrian chemist who developed it


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Bayer process? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to reach the highest or a decisive point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!