catalytic cracking

  1. the reduction of the molecular weight of hydrocarbons by a catalyst, accomplished in a petroleum refinery by a type of chemical reactor (catalytic cracker ).: Compare cracker (def. 10), cracking (def. 1).

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How to use catalytic cracking in a sentence

  • A silly one: Maragon says I can be a one-man catalytic cracking station.

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