electrometallurgy

noun
elec·​tro·​met·​al·​lur·​gy | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈme-tə-ˌlər-jē How to pronounce electrometallurgy (audio) , especially British -mə-ˈta-lər- \

Definition of electrometallurgy

: a branch of metallurgy that deals with the application of electric current either for electrolytic deposition or as a source of heat

First Known Use of electrometallurgy

1840, in the meaning defined above

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“Electrometallurgy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrometallurgy. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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