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ferrous

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Elements
ferrousfer‧rous /ˈferəs/ adjective technical 🔊 🔊 HCMcontaining or relating to iron 🔊 ferrous metals
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ferrousThe Round Table sends for the director of the industrial combine responsible for the ferrous alloy factory.He thus achieved distinction in both ferrous and non-ferrous metallurgy.Another class has extremely high reflectivity with absolutely no evidence of absorption of light by ferrous iron.Mining and non ferrous metal issues were also strong, following gold prices higher, traders said.The proportion of ferrous metal recycled fell from 71 percent in 1980 to 44 percent in 1988.About 95 percent of the NEAs seem to be rich sources of either volatiles, ferrous metals, or specialty metals.Moreover, a strong presence of ferrous oxide in the walls gives them a red color.For many years ferrous sulphate was used as a supplement.
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