Definition of beneficiate in English:

beneficiate

Line breaks: bene|fi¦ci|ate
Pronunciation: /ˌbɛnɪˈfɪʃɪeɪt/

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verb

[with object]
  • Treat (a raw material) to improve its properties: the development of techniques for beneficiating minerals

Derivatives

beneficiation

noun

Origin

late 19th century: from Spanish beneficiar (from beneficio 'benefit') + -ate3.

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