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pyrometallurgy

[pahy-ruh-met-l-ur-jee] /ˌpaɪ rəˈmɛt lˌɜr dʒi/
noun
1.
the process or technique of refining ores with heat so as to accelerate chemical reactions or to melt the metallic or nonmetallic content.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; pyro- + metallurgy
Related forms
pyrometallurgical, adjective
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Examples from the web for pyrometallurgy
  • pyrometallurgy involves high-temperature processes such as fire refining, smelting, or roasting.
  • Includes the disciplines of hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy.
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pyrometallurgy

/ˌpaɪrəʊmɛˈtælədʒɪ; -ˈmɛtəˌlɜːdʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of metallurgy involving processes performed at high temperatures, including sintering, roasting, smelting, casting, refining, alloying, and heat treatment
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