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hydrometallurgy

[hahy-druh-met-l-ur-jee]
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noun
  1. the technique or process of extracting metals at ordinary temperatures by leaching ore with liquid solvents.
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Origin of hydrometallurgy

First recorded in 1885–90; hydro-1 + metallurgy
Related formshy·dro·met·al·lur·gi·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrometallurgy

hydrometallurgy

noun
  1. a technique for the recovery of a metal from an aqueous medium in which the metal or the gangue is preferentially dissolved
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Derived Formshydrometallurgical, adjective
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