from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To subject (metal) to the Bessemer process; remove carbon, sulphur, or other combustible elements from (iron or steel) by forcing air through the material to be treated in a melted condition, as in the process, invented by Bessemer, for the production of mild steel or fused wrought-iron from cast-iron. See Bessemer process, under process, and Bessemer copper process.


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