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electrometallurgy

[ih-lek-troh-met-l-ur-jee, -muh-tal-er-jee]
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noun
  1. the branch of metallurgy dealing with the processing of metals by means of electricity.

Origin of electrometallurgy

First recorded in 1830–40; electro- + metallurgy
Related formse·lec·tro·met·al·lur·gi·cal, adjectivee·lec·tro·met·al·lur·gist, noun
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Historical Examples

  • The science of electrometallurgy was then in its infancy, but the Elkingtons were quick to recognize its possibilities.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3

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British Dictionary definitions for electrometallurgy

electrometallurgy

noun
  1. metallurgy involving the use of electric-arc furnaces, electrolysis, and other electrical operations
Derived Formselectrometallurgical, adjectiveelectrometallurgist, noun
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