Bessemer process

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Bes·​se·​mer process | \ ˈbe-sə-mər- How to pronounce Bessemer process (audio) \

Definition of Bessemer process

: a process of making steel from pig iron by burning out carbon and other impurities by means of a blast of air forced through the molten metal

First Known Use of Bessemer process

1856, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bessemer process

Sir Henry Bessemer

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“Bessemer process.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bessemer%20process?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=b&file=besse01v. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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