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The use of electric and electrolytic processes in metallurgy and in purifying metals or electroplating.

e·lec′tro·met′al·lur′gi·cal adj.


(ɪˌlɛktrəʊmɪˈtælədʒɪ; -ˈmɛtəˌlɜːdʒɪ)
(Metallurgy) metallurgy involving the use of electric-arc furnaces, electrolysis, and other electrical operations
eˌlectroˌmetalˈlurgical adj
eˌlectrometˈallurgist n


(ɪˌlɛk troʊˈmɛt lˌɜr dʒi, -məˈtæl ər dʒi)

the science of the processing of metals by means of electricity.
e•lec`tro•met`al•lur′gi•cal, adj.
e•lec`tro•met′al•lur`gist, n.


[ɪˌlektrəʊmɪˈtælədʒɪ] Nelectrometalurgia f
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