zone refining

noun

Definition of zone refining

  1. :  a technique for the purification of a crystalline material and especially a metal in which a molten region travels through the material to be refined, picks up impurities at its advancing edge, and then allows the purified part to recrystallize at its opposite edge —called also zone melting

zone–refined

adjective

1952

First Known Use of zone refining

1952


Learn More about zone refining


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up zone refining? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a Mesopotamian temple tower

Get Word of the Day daily email!