hydroforming

[hahy-druh-fawr-ming]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. hydroencephalocele,
  2. hydrofluoric,
  3. hydrofluoric acid,
  4. hydrofluorocarbon,
  5. hydrofoil,
  6. hydroformylation,
  7. hydrofracking,
  8. hydrofracturing,
  9. hydrogel,
  10. hydrogen

Origin of hydroforming

First recorded in 1931; hydro-2 + (re)forming

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British Dictionary definitions for hydroforming

hydroforming

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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