electrometallurgy

[ ih-lek-troh-met-l-ur-jee, -muh-tal-er-jee ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊˈmɛt lˌɜr dʒi, -məˈtæl ər dʒi /

noun

the branch of metallurgy dealing with the processing of metals by means of electricity.

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Origin of electrometallurgy

First recorded in 1830–40; electro- + metallurgy

OTHER WORDS FROM electrometallurgy

e·lec·tro·met·al·lur·gi·cal, adjectivee·lec·tro·met·al·lur·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for electrometallurgy

electrometallurgy
/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊmɪˈtælədʒɪ, -ˈmɛtəˌlɜːdʒɪ) /

noun

metallurgy involving the use of electric-arc furnaces, electrolysis, and other electrical operations

Derived forms of electrometallurgy

electrometallurgical, adjectiveelectrometallurgist, noun
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