hydrometallurgy

[ hahy-druh-met-l-ur-jee ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˈmɛt lˌɜr dʒi /

noun

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

Origin of hydrometallurgy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hydrometallurgy

hy·dro·met·al·lur·gi·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrometallurgy

hydrometallurgy
/ (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈmɛtəˌlɜːdʒɪ, -mɛˈtælədʒɪ) /

noun

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

Derived forms of hydrometallurgy

hydrometallurgical, adjective
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