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v. frac·tion·at·ed, frac·tion·at·ing, frac·tion·ates
1. To divide or separate into parts; break up: "In the post-Watergate era, power has been fractionated on Capitol Hill" (Evan Thomas).
2. To separate (a chemical mixture) into components, as by distillation or crystallization.
1. To divide or separate into parts: "Languages have an extraordinary capacity to fractionate into mutually unintelligible dialects" (Robin Dunbar).
2. To undergo chemical separation, as by distillation or crystallization.

frac′tion·a′tion n.
frac′tion·a′tor n.


The separation of a chemical compound into components, as by distillation or crystallization.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fractionation - a process that uses heat to separate a substance into its components
destructive distillation - heating a solid substance in a closed container and collecting the volatile products
fractional distillation - fractionation of a liquid by distillation
industrial process - a systematic series of mechanical or chemical operations that produce or manufacture something
2.fractionation - separation into portions
division - the act or process of dividing


n. fraccionamiento, 1. administración de un curso de terapia durante un período extendido de tiempo para disminuir daño radioactivo 2. separación de una mezcla y sus componentes.
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Honeywell announced that its UOP Russell business will provide a fractionation plant capable of producing 60,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids (NGLs) to MarkWest Energy Partners.
The DevCo JVs own Targa's 25% interest in the Gulf Coast Express Pipeline, a 20% interest in the Grand Prix Pipeline, and a 100% interest in Targa's next fractionation train.
Phillip 66 Partners will acquire a natural gas liquids (NGL) logistics system in southeast Louisiana owned by Chevron that includes 500 miles of pipelines and a storage cavern connecting multiple fractionation facilities, refineries and a petrochemical facility.
The milestone makes UEO the first fully integrated gathering, processing and fractionation complex to be put into operation in eastern Ohio.
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Where possible, to assess the reliability of calculated peak P-T conditions, the fractionation of major cations from the matrix during porphyroblast growth was modelled in THERMOCALC.
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Siemens Energy said it has been awarded a $40 million project in the UAE to engineer and supply an integrated power solution for a natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation plant to be set up by Abu Dhabi Gas Industries (Gasco).