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beneficiate

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

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Definition of beneficiate in English:

verb

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

Origin

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

Derivatives

beneficiation

1
noun

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