beneficiate /ˌbɛnɪˈfɪʃɪeɪt/

b

I. verb [with obj.]

1. treat (a raw material) to improve its properties.

the development of techniques for beneficiating minerals.
II. derivatives

beneficiation /ˌbɛnɪfɪʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n /
noun


– origin late 19th cent.: from Spanish beneficiar (from beneficio ‘benefit’) + -ate3.

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