silicothermic

adjective
sil·​i·​co·​thermic | \ ¦silə̇(ˌ)kō+ \

Definition of silicothermic

: of or relating to a method of producing heat and chemical reduction by oxidizing finely crushed silicon or ferrosilicon with oxygen taken from another metal (such as chromium)

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History and Etymology for silicothermic

silic- + thermic

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“Silicothermic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silicothermic. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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