cat-cracker

cat-cracker
cat-cracker /katˈkra-kər/
noun
(in full, catalytic cracker) an industrial plant in which the chemical cracking of crude petroleum is speeded up by the use of a catalyst
catˈ-cracking (in full, catalytic cracking) noun
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cat-cracker noun see separate entry.
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