reforming

[ ri-fawr-ming ]
/ rɪˌfɔr mɪŋ /

noun

Chemistry. the process of cracking low-octane petroleum fractions in order to increase the octane number.

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Origin of reforming

First recorded in 1920–25; reform + -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM reforming

an·ti·re·form·ing, adjective, nounun·re·form·ing, adjective
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