Technique or process for working with: zymurgy.
[New Latin -ūrgia, from Greek -ourgiā, from -ourgos, working, from ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]
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n combining form
indicating technology concerned with a specified material: metallurgy.
[from Greek -urgia, from ergon work]
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a combining form meaning “making, production” of the thing specified by the initial element (dramaturgy; thaumaturgy), used esp., on the model of metallurgy, in the names of various applied sciences (chemurgy; zymurgy).
[< Greek -ourgia <*-o-worgia, akin to érgon work]
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