hydrometallurgy

noun
hy·​dro·​met·​al·​lur·​gy | \ ˌhī-drō-ˈme-tə-ˌlər-jē How to pronounce hydrometallurgy (audio) \

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 How to pronounce hydrometallurgical (audio) \ adjective
hydrometallurgist \ ˌhī-​drō-​ˈme-​tə-​ˌlər-​jist How to pronounce hydrometallurgist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of hydrometallurgy

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydrometallurgy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrometallurgy. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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