beneficiation

noun
ben·e·fi·ci·a·tion | \ˌbe-nə-ˌfi-shē-ˈā-shən \

Definition of beneficiation 

: the treatment of raw material (such as iron ore) to improve physical or chemical properties especially in preparation for smelting

Other Words from beneficiation

beneficiate \ˌbe-nə-ˈfi-shē-ˌāt \ transitive verb

First Known Use of beneficiation

circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

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