hydrometallurgy

[hahy-druh-met-l-ur-jee]

noun

the technique or process of extracting metals at ordinary temperatures by leaching ore with liquid solvents.

Nearby words

  1. hydromancy,
  2. hydromechanics,
  3. hydromedusa,
  4. hydromel,
  5. hydromeningocele,
  6. hydrometeor,
  7. hydrometeorology,
  8. hydrometer,
  9. hydrometra,
  10. hydrometric

Origin of hydrometallurgy

First recorded in 1885–90; hydro-1 + metallurgy

Related formshy·dro·met·al·lur·gi·cal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hydrometallurgy

hydrometallurgy

noun

a technique for the recovery of a metal from an aqueous medium in which the metal or the gangue is preferentially dissolved
Derived Formshydrometallurgical, adjective

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