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pyrometallurgy

[ pahy-ruh-met-l-ur-jee ]
/ ˌpaɪ rəˈmɛt lˌɜr dʒi /
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noun
the process or technique of refining ores with heat so as to accelerate chemical reactions or to melt the metallic or nonmetallic content.
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Origin of pyrometallurgy

First recorded in 1905–10; pyro- + metallurgy

OTHER WORDS FROM pyrometallurgy

py·ro·met·al·lur·gi·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrometallurgy

pyrometallurgy
/ (ˌpaɪrəʊmɛˈtælədʒɪ, -ˈmɛtəˌlɜːdʒɪ) /

noun
the branch of metallurgy involving processes performed at high temperatures, including sintering, roasting, smelting, casting, refining, alloying, and heat treatment
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