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noun
Metallurgy. the mechanical processes by which valuable minerals are separated from ore.
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Origin of ore dressing

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for ore dressing

ore dressing

noun
the first stage in the extraction of a metal from an ore in which as much gangue as possible is removed and the ore is prepared for smelting, refining, etcAlso called: mineral dressing, mineral processing
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