beneficiation

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

Definition of beneficiation

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

beneficiate

play \-ˈfi-shē-ˌāt\ transitive verb

Circa 1881

First Known Use of beneficiation

circa 1881


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