Serpentinize
Serpentinize Ser"pen*tin*ize, v. t. (Min.) To convert (a magnesian silicate) into serpentine. -- {Ser`pen*tin`i*za"tion}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • serpentinize — serpentinization, n. /serr peuhn tee nuyz/, v.t., serpentinized, serpentinizing. Mineral. to convert (a mineral or rock) into serpentine. Also, esp. Brit., serpentinise. [1785 95; SERPENTINE2 + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • serpentinize — verb To convert (another magnesium silicate mineral) into serpentine See Also: serpentinization …   Wiktionary

  • serpentinize — ser·pen·tin·ize …   English syllables

  • serpentinize — ˌnīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: probably back formation from serpentinization : to convert (a magnesian silicate) into serpentine serpentinized dunite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Serpentinization — Serpentinize Ser pen*tin*ize, v. t. (Min.) To convert (a magnesian silicate) into serpentine. {Ser pen*tin i*za tion}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • serpentinization — noun conversion of mineral or rock into serpentine. See Also: serpentinize …   Wiktionary

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