hydrometallurgy

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noun hy·dro·met·al·lur·gy \ˌhī-drō-ˈme-tə-ˌlər-jē\

Definition of hydrometallurgy

  1. :  the treatment of ores by wet processes (as leaching)

hydrometallurgical

play \-ˌme-tə-ˈlər-ji-kəl\ adjective

hydrometallurgist

play \-ˈme-tə-ˌlər-jist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of hydrometallurgy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1859


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