beneficiate

[ ben-uh-fish-ee-eyt ]

verb (used with object),ben·e·fi·ci·at·ed, ben·e·fi·ci·at·ing.Metallurgy.
  1. to treat (ore) to make more suitable for smelting.

Origin of beneficiate

1
1870–75, Americanism;<Spanish benefici(ar) to benefit, profit from (especially mining or farming) (verbal derivative of beneficio<Latin beneficium;see benefice) + -ate1

Other words from beneficiate

  • ben·e·fi·ci·a·tion, noun

Words Nearby beneficiate

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024