fer·​ro·​sil·​i·​con ˌfer-ō-ˈsi-li-kən How to pronounce ferrosilicon (audio)
: an alloy of iron and silicon containing 15 to 95 percent silicon and used for deoxidizing molten steel and making silicon steel and high-silicon cast iron

Examples of ferrosilicon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite generating clean geothermal energy and hydropower, major industries including aluminum and ferrosilicon production also produce a third of Iceland’s carbon dioxide. Liz Alderman, New York Times, 9 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1874, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ferrosilicon was in 1874

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“Ferrosilicon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ferrosilicon. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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