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Bessemer

[bes-uh-mer] /ˈbɛs ə mər/
noun
1.
Sir Henry, 1813–98, English engineer: inventor of the Bessemer process.
2.
a city in central Alabama.
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Bessemer

in reference to the process for decarbonizing and desiliconizing pig iron by passing air through the molten metal, 1856, named for engineer and inventor Sir Harry Bessemer (1813-1898) who invented it.

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