hydrofining

noun

hy·​dro·​fin·​ing
: a process for improving the quality of gasoline and other petroleum products by treating with hydrogen in the presence of a catalyst at a temperature below that at which decomposition takes place compare hydroforming

Word History

Etymology

hydr- + -fining (from refining)

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“Hydrofining.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrofining. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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