Pyritize
Pyritize Pyr"i*tize, v. t. [Cf. F. pyritiser.] To convert into pyrites. [1913 Webster]

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  • pyritize — verb to convert something into pyrites or into the form of pyrites …   Wiktionary

  • pyritize — py·rit·ize …   English syllables

  • pyritize — ˈpīˌrīd.ˌīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pyrite + ize : to convert into pyrite : introduce pyrite into pyritized plant remains …   Useful english dictionary

  • pyrites — [pʌɪ rʌɪti:z] (also iron pyrites; Mineralogy pyrite) noun a shiny yellow mineral consisting of iron disulphide, occurring as intersecting cubic crystals. Derivatives pyritic adjective pyritize or pyritise verb Origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • pyrite(s) —   n. sulphide of a metal with metallic appearance.    ♦ pyritic(al), a.    ♦ pyritiferous ,a. yielding pyrites.    ♦ pyritize, v.t. convert into pyrite(s).    ♦ pyritoid, a. like pyrite(s).    ♦ pyritology, n. study of pyrites …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pyrites — n. (in full iron pyrites) a yellow lustrous form of iron disulphide. Derivatives: pyritic adj. pyritiferous adj. pyritize v.tr. (also ise). pyritous adj. Etymology: L f. Gk purites of fire (pur) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pyritization — ˌpīˌrīd.ə̇ˈzāshən noun ( s) Etymology: pyritize + ation : development of pyrite in a solid rock …   Useful english dictionary

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