catalytic cracker

noun

Definition of catalytic cracker

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

First Known Use of catalytic cracker

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Catalytic cracker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catalytic%20cracker. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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