aluminothermy

noun alu·mi·no·ther·my

Definition of aluminothermy

plural

-es

  1. :  a process of producing great heat and strong chemical reduction by oxidizing finely divided aluminum with oxygen taken from another metal, this metal being thus reduced from its oxide (as molten iron is obtained from iron oxide in welding by the Thermit process)

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Origin and Etymology of aluminothermy

International Scientific Vocabulary alumin- + -thermy; originally formed as German aluminothermie


First Known Use: 1900


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