Meaning of basic oxygen process

ba'sic ox'ygen proc"ess

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  1. a high-speed method of steelmaking in which oxygen of high purity is blown through an oxygen lance at high velocity onto the surface of a bath containing steel scrap and molten pig iron within a vessel with a basic lining
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