[ hahy-druh-fawr-ming ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌfɔr mɪŋ /


the production of high-octane aromatic compounds for motor fuels by catalytic reforming of naphthas in the presence of hydrogen.

Origin of hydroforming

First recorded in 1931; hydro-2 + (re)forming
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British Dictionary definitions for hydroforming

/ (ˈhaɪdrəʊˌfɔːmɪŋ) /

noun chem

the catalytic reforming of petroleum to increase the proportion of aromatic and branched-chain hydrocarbons
engineering a forming process in which a metal component is shaped by a metal punch forced against a die, consisting of a flexible bag containing a fluid
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