hydrocracking

noun
hy·​dro·​crack·​ing | \ ˈhī-drə-ˌkra-kiŋ How to pronounce hydrocracking (audio) \

Definition of hydrocracking

: the cracking of hydrocarbons in the presence of hydrogen

Other Words from hydrocracking

hydrocrack \ ˈhī-​drə-​ˌkrak How to pronounce hydrocracking (audio) \ transitive verb
hydrocracker noun

First Known Use of hydrocracking

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydrocracking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrocracking. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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