EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . Metallurgy the mechanical processes by which valuable minerals are separated from ore. Origin of ore dressing
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Examples from the Web for ore dressing Historical Examples of ore dressing
Jiggers and vanners form the staple of the miner's ore-dressing machinery at the present day.
The vanning spade and shallow washing dish are the prototypes of this kind of ore-dressing machinery.
He pursues methods in ore-dressing at which those who are trained in the usual practice may well stand aghast.
British Dictionary definitions for 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, etc Also called: mineral dressing, mineral processing
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