aluminothermy

noun
alu·​mi·​no·​ther·​my
plural -es

Definition of aluminothermy

: 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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First Known Use of aluminothermy

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aluminothermy

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

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“Aluminothermy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aluminothermy. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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