Steatitic Ste`a*tit"ic (-t[i^]t"[i^]k), a. (Min.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, steatite; containing or resembling steatite. [1913 Webster]

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  • steatitic — adjective see steatite * * * steatitic / titˈik/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑stear …   Useful english dictionary

  • steatitic — adjective see steatite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • steatitic — See steatite. * * * …   Universalium

  • steatitic — adj. of or pertaining to steatite; containing steatite …   English contemporary dictionary

  • steatitic — ste·a·tit·ic …   English syllables

  • steatite — steatitic /stee euh tit ik/, adj. /stee euh tuyt /, n. soapstone. [1595 1605; < L steatites < Gk steat (s. of stéar) fat, tallow + ites ITE1] * * *       compact form of talc (q.v.). * * * …   Universalium

  • steatite — noun Etymology: Latin steatitis, a precious stone, from Greek, from steat , stear Date: 1794 1. a massive talc having a grayish green or brown color ; soapstone 2. an electrically insulating porcelain composed largely of steatite • steatitic… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Caughley ware — ▪ pottery  porcelain produced by the Caughley China Works, a factory in Caughley, Shropshire, England. A local earthenware pottery was extended in 1772 by Thomas Turner to make soaprock (steatitic) porcelain; a close connection existed with the… …   Universalium

  • Liverpool porcelain —       soft paste porcelain, rather heavy and opaque, produced between 1756 and 1800 in various factories of Liverpool, Eng., largely for export to America and the West Indies. The earliest factory was Richard Chaffers and Co., whose steatitic, or …   Universalium

  • steatite — [ stɪətʌɪt] noun the mineral talc occurring in consolidated form, especially as soapstone. Derivatives steatitic adjective Origin C18: via L. from Gk steatītēs, from stear, steat tallow …   English new terms dictionary

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