catalytic cracker

noun

: the unit in a petroleum refinery in which cracking is carried out in the presence of a catalyst

Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of catalytic cracker was in 1947

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“Catalytic cracker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catalytic%20cracker. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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