catalytic cracker

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catalytic cracker

n.
An oil refinery unit in which the cracking of petroleum takes place in the presence of a catalyst.

catalytic cracker

n
(Chemical Engineering) a unit in an oil refinery in which mineral oils with high boiling points are converted to fuels with lower boiling points by a catalytic process. Often shortened to: cat cracker
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Noun1.catalytic cracker - a chemical reactor for converting oils with high boiling points into fuels with lower boiling points in the presence of a catalyst
chemical reactor - an apparatus for holding substances that are undergoing a chemical reaction
oil refinery, petroleum refinery - a refinery for petroleum