elec·​tro·​met·​al·​lur·​gy i-ˌlek-trō-ˈme-tə-ˌlər-jē How to pronounce electrometallurgy (audio)
 especially British  -mə-ˈta-lər-
: a branch of metallurgy that deals with the application of electric current either for electrolytic deposition or as a source of heat

Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of electrometallurgy was in 1840

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“Electrometallurgy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrometallurgy. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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