Mineral wool
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]


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  • Mineral wool — Wool Wool (w[oo^]l), n. [OE. wolle, wulle, AS. wull; akin to D. wol, OHG. wolla, G. wolle, Icel. & Sw. ull, Dan. uld, Goth, wulla, Lith. vilna, Russ. volna, L. vellus, Skr. [=u]r[.n][=a] wool, v[.r] to cover. [root]146, 287. Cf. {Flannel},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mineral wool — ☆ mineral wool n. a fibrous material made from molten rock, slag, or glass and used as insulation in buildings …   English World dictionary

  • mineral wool — mineralinė vata statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Vatos pavidalo termoizoliacinė medžiaga, gaminama iš išplaušinto uolienų, metalurginių šlakų ar jų mišinio lydalo. atitikmenys: angl. mineral wool; rock wool rus. минеральная вата ryšiai:… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • mineral wool — noun a substance resembling matted wool and made from inorganic mineral material, used for packing or insulation …   English new terms dictionary

  • mineral wool — a woollike material for heat and sound insulation, made by blowing steam or air through molten slag or rock. Also called rock wool. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • mineral wool — min′eral wool n. bui a woollike material for heat and sound insulation, made by blowing steam or air through molten rock …   From formal English to slang

  • mineral wool — /ˈmɪnərəl wʊl/ (say minuhruhl wool) noun an insulating material consisting of woolly fibres made from melted slag …   Australian English dictionary

  • mineral wool — noun a light fibrous material used as an insulator • Syn: ↑rock wool • Hypernyms: ↑insulator, ↑dielectric, ↑nonconductor …   Useful english dictionary

  • mineral wool — noun Date: 1872 any of various lightweight vitreous fibrous materials used especially in heat and sound insulation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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