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
Words nearby ore dressing
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Example sentences from the Web for ore dressing
He pursues methods in ore-dressing at which those who are trained in the usual practice may well stand aghast.Edison, His Life and Inventions|Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
Jiggers and vanners form the staple of the miner's ore-dressing machinery at the present day.Twentieth Century Inventions|George Sutherland
British Dictionary definitions for ore dressing
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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