hydroforming

noun
hy·​dro·​form·​ing | \ -miŋ\
plural -s

Definition of hydroforming

: a process for producing high-octane gasoline or aromatic hydrocarbons (as toluene, xylenes) by dehydrogenation and aromatization of petroleum naphthas usually containing a high ratio of naphthenes in a stream of added hydrogen and in the presence of a catalyst at elevated temperature

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History and Etymology for hydroforming

hydr- + -forming (from reforming)

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