electrometallurgy

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

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

Nearby words

  1. electromagnetics,
  2. electromagnetism,
  3. electromechanical,
  4. electromechanical dissociation,
  5. electromerism,
  6. electrometeor,
  7. electrometer,
  8. electromotive,
  9. electromotive force,
  10. electromotive series

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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electrometallurgy

/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊmɪˈtælədʒɪ, -ˈmɛtəˌlɜːdʒɪ) /

noun

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

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