pyrometallurgy

noun
py·​ro·​met·​al·​lur·​gy | \ ˌpī-rō-ˈme-tə-ˌlər-jē How to pronounce pyrometallurgy (audio) , especially British -mə-ˈta-lə- \

Definition of pyrometallurgy

: chemical metallurgy depending on heat action (such as roasting and smelting)

Other Words from pyrometallurgy

pyrometallurgical \ ˌpī-​rō-​ˌme-​tə-​ˈlər-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce pyrometallurgy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of pyrometallurgy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To extract those needles, recyclers rely on two techniques, known as pyrometallurgy and hydrometallurgy. Ian Morse, Science | AAAS, 20 May 2021

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First Known Use of pyrometallurgy

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pyrometallurgy was in 1908

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“Pyrometallurgy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrometallurgy. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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