Beneficiate Ben`e*fi"ci*ate, v. t. [Sp. beneficiar to benefit, to work mines.] (Mining) To reduce (ores). -- {Ben`e*fi`ci*a"tion} (?), n. [1913 Webster]

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  • beneficiate — transitive verb see beneficiation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • beneficiate — beneficiation, n. /ben euh fish ee ayt /, v.t., beneficiated, beneficiating. Metall. to treat (ore) to make more suitable for smelting. [1870 75, Amer.; < Sp benefici(ar) to benefit, profit from (especially mining or farming) (v. deriv. of… …   Universalium

  • beneficiate — v. prepare for smelting; profit from, benefit from (mainly used in sales or agriculture) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • beneficiate — ben·e·fi·ci·ate …   English syllables

  • beneficiate — /bɛnəˈfɪʃieɪt/ (say benuh fisheeayt) verb (t) (beneficiated, beneficiating) Mining to dress or process (ores) as by reducing the size of the pieces or removing unwanted constituents, thereby improving overall quality. –beneficiation, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • beneficiate —   v.t. v.t. prepare for smelting.    ♦ beneficiation, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • beneficiate — verb process (ores or other raw materials), as by reduction • Derivationally related forms: ↑beneficiation • Topics: ↑metallurgy • Hypernyms: ↑process, ↑treat • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • Beneficiation — Beneficiate Ben e*fi ci*ate, v. t. [Sp. beneficiar to benefit, to work mines.] (Mining) To reduce (ores). {Ben e*fi ci*a tion} (?), n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beneficiation — noun crushing and separating ore into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques • Syn: ↑mineral extraction, ↑mineral processing, ↑mineral dressing, ↑ore processing, ↑ore dressing • Derivationally related forms: ↑beneficiate …   Useful english dictionary

  • beneficiation — noun Date: 1871 the treatment of raw material (as iron ore) to improve physical or chemical properties especially in preparation for smelting • beneficiate transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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