hy·​dro·​crack·​ing ˈhī-drə-ˌkra-kiŋ How to pronounce hydrocracking (audio)
: the cracking of hydrocarbons in the presence of hydrogen
hydrocrack transitive verb
hydrocracker noun

Examples of hydrocracking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The approach is analogous to the hydrocracking process in a refinery but is conducted at much lower temperatures without the requirement to add hydrogen gas or use exotic, expensive catalysts. Robert Rapier, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydrocracking was in 1940

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“Hydrocracking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrocracking. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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