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Meaning of aluminothermy

a•lu•mi•no•ther•my

Pronunciation: (u-l'mu-nu-thûr"mē), [key]
— n. Metall.
  1. a process of producing high temperatures by causing finely divided aluminum to react with the oxygen from another metallic oxide.
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