hydrometallurgy

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

Definition of hydrometallurgy 

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

Other Words from hydrometallurgy

hydrometallurgical \ ˌhī-​drō-​ˌme-​tə-​ˈlər-​ji-​kəl \ adjective
hydrometallurgist \ ˌhī-​drō-​ˈme-​tə-​ˌlər-​jist \ noun

First Known Use of hydrometallurgy

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydrometallurgy was circa 1859

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