Definition of bioleaching in English:

bioleaching

Pronunciation /ˈbīōˌlēCHiNG/ /ˈbaɪoʊˌlitʃɪŋ/

noun

  • The process of extracting metals from ores or waste by using microorganisms to oxidize the metals, producing soluble compounds.

    ‘copper has been the most common base metal extracted with bioleaching’
    • ‘an environment-friendly bioleaching process for the recovery of metals from solders’