Rueping process

noun

Rue·​ping process
ˈrü|piŋ-,
ˈrē|
: a treatment for preserving wood with the use of a minimum amount of coal-tar creosote by alternating pressure and vacuum so that only the walls of the wood cells are coated and the cells themselves are not filled

Word History

Etymology

after Max Rüping 20th century German timber engineer, its originator

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Rueping process was in 1904

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“Rueping process.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rueping%20process. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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