hydrocrack

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hy·dro·crack·ing

 (hī′drə-krăk′ĭng)
n.
A process by which the hydrocarbon molecules of petroleum are broken into simpler molecules, as of gasoline or kerosene, by the addition of hydrogen under high pressure and in the presence of a catalyst.

hy′dro·crack′ v.
hy′dro·crack′er n.

hydrocrack

(ˈhaɪdrəʊˌkræk)
vb (tr)
(Chemistry) to break down petroleum into simpler molecules in order to maximize the production of fuels
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