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hydrometallurgy

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The treatment of metal or the separation of metal from ores and ore concentrates by liquid processes, such as leaching, extraction, and precipitation.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The process of assaying or reducing ores by liquid reagents.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The art or process of assaying or reducing ores by means of liquid reagents.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The field of extractive metallurgy involving the use of aqueous chemistry for the recovery of metals from ores, concentrates, and recycled or residual materials.

Etymologies

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hydro- +‎ metallurgy

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  • (n.) A branch of extractive metallurgy involving the use of aqueous chemistry for the recovery of metals from ores, concentrates, and recycled or residual materials. Can you say leaching? I think you can.

    August 29, 2009