Chemistry. the process of cracking low-octane petroleum fractions in order to increase the octane number.
- an·ti·re·form·ing, adjective, noun
- un·re·form·ing, adjective
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How to use reforming in a sentence
Steam-methane reforming and other natural gas-based methods are called gray hydrogen.
The biggest blowback will be against the ‘reforming’ Kentucky senator, because Republicans back cops, period.
Therefore, reforming this trade is part of a comprehensive strategy, including regional governance reforms, to help end the war.Aaron Rodgers Takes Aim at Congo’s ‘Blood Minerals’ War | John Prendergast | December 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Enter a candidate like Bush, talking about the importance of a federal role in reforming education and immigration.
When Francis was elected in March 2013, he made it clear that reforming the Vatican financial mess was a priority.
The new Russian leadership was far more interested in embracing Western-style democratic capitalism than in reforming socialism.Meet Stephen F. Cohen, Vladimir Putin's Best Friend in the American Media | Cathy Young | March 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was at this sitting that Charles V proposed the meeting of a general council for reforming the abuses of the church.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
It was far less a question of reforming a Church than of winning indefinite liberty for man—which is the death of power.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
Here, and just here, public sentiment ought to relieve the teacher by reforming itself.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions | George S. Boutwell
Its tenant was apparently somewhat of a scandal and a stumbling-block to the reforming party.Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) | Various
Now, the only sure and legitimate way of reforming those evils which burden society is to prevent their acquiring any existence.Reflections on the Operation of the Present System of Education, 1853 | Christopher C. Andrews