pickling

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun the removal of oxide or mill scale from the surface of a metal by immersion, usually in an acidic or alkaline solution

Construction

  • The process of treating metal surfaces to remove impurities, rust, and scale using pickling liquor consisting of strong mineral acids. Sulfuric and hydrochloric are the most common acids. Slang for the preservative treatment of wood, metals, and piping systems.

Food

  • noun a way of preserving food by keeping it in a liquid that inhibits microbiological activity, usually vinegar or brine
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