Mineral wax
Mineral Min"er*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance. [1913 Webster]

2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters. [1913 Webster]

{Mineral acids} (Chem.), inorganic acids, as sulphuric, nitric, phosphoric, hydrochloric, acids, etc., as distinguished from the {organic acids}.

{Mineral blue}, the name usually given to azurite, when reduced to an impalpable powder for coloring purposes.

{Mineral candle}, a candle made of paraffin.

{Mineral caoutchouc}, an elastic mineral pitch, a variety of bitumen, resembling caoutchouc in elasticity and softness. See {Caoutchouc}, and {Elaterite}.

{Mineral chameleon} (Chem.) See {Chameleon mineral}, under {Chameleon}.

{Mineral charcoal}. See under {Charcoal}.

{Mineral cotton}. See {Mineral wool} (below).

{Mineral green}, a green carbonate of copper; malachite.

{Mineral kingdom} (Nat. Sci.), that one of the three grand divisions of nature which embraces all inorganic objects, as distinguished from plants or animals.

{Mineral oil}. See {Naphtha}, and {Petroleum}.

{Mineral paint}, a pigment made chiefly of some natural mineral substance, as red or yellow iron ocher.

{Mineral patch}. See {Bitumen}, and {Asphalt}.

{Mineral right}, the right of taking minerals from land.

{Mineral salt} (Chem.), a salt of a mineral acid.

{Mineral tallow}, a familiar name for {hatchettite}, from its fatty or spermaceti-like appearance.

{Mineral water}. See under {Water}.

{Mineral wax}. See {Ozocerite}.

{Mineral wool}, a fibrous wool-like material, made by blowing a powerful jet of air or steam through melted slag. It is a poor conductor of heat. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mineral wax — Wax Wax, n. [AS. weax; akin to OFries. wax, D. was, G. wachs, OHG. wahs, Icel. & Sw. vax, Dan. vox, Lith. vaszkas, Russ. vosk .] [1913 Webster] 1. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mineral wax — n a wax of mineral origin: as a) OZOKERITE b) CERESIN …   Medical dictionary

  • mineral wax — n. OZOCERITE …   English World dictionary

  • mineral wax — noun a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles • Syn: ↑ader wax, ↑earth wax, ↑ozokerite, ↑ozocerite • Hypernyms: ↑mineral * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • mineral wax — ozocerite o zo*ce rite ([=o] z[ o]*s[=e] r[imac]t), n. [Gr. o zein to smell + khro s wax.] (Min.) A waxlike mineral resin; sometimes called {native paraffin}, and {mineral wax}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mineral wax — ozokeritas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Gamtinis bitumas. atitikmenys: angl. earth wax; fossil wax; mineral wax; nature paraffin; ozocerite; ozokerite rus. горный воск; озокерит ryšiai: sinonimas – kalnų vaškas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • mineral wax — mineraliniai vaškai statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Bendras ozokerito ir montano vaško pavadinimas. atitikmenys: angl. mineral wax rus. ископаемые воски; минеральные воски …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • mineral wax — noun Date: circa 1864 a wax of mineral origin; especially ozokerite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mineral wax — min′eral wax n. mir chem. ozocerite • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • mineral wax — ozocerite. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

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