Kaolinize
Kaolinize Ka"o*lin*ize, v. t. To convert into kaolin. [1913 Webster]

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  • kaolinize — kaolin ► NOUN ▪ a fine soft white clay, used for making china and in medicine as an absorbent substance. DERIVATIVES kaolinize (also kaolinise) verb. ORIGIN French, from a Chinese word meaning «high hill», this being the name of a mountain in… …   English terms dictionary

  • kaolinize — kaolinization, n. /kay euh leuh nuyz /, v.t., kaolinized, kaolinizing. to convert (minerals containing kaolinite) into kaolin by weathering. Also, esp. Brit., kaolinise. [1870 75; KAOLIN + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • kaolinize — verb To convert into kaolin …   Wiktionary

  • kaolinize — ka·olin·ize …   English syllables

  • kaolinize — ˈkāələ̇ˌnīz, kāˈōl transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary kaolin + ize : to convert (as feldspar) into kaolin …   Useful english dictionary

  • kaolin — [ keɪəlɪn] noun a fine, soft white clay, used for making porcelain and china and in medicinal absorbents. Derivatives kaolinize or kaolinise verb Origin C18: from Fr., from Chin. gāolǐng, lit. high hill , the name of a mountain in Jiangxi… …   English new terms dictionary

  • kaolin — ► NOUN ▪ a fine soft white clay, used for making china and in medicine as an absorbent substance. DERIVATIVES kaolinize (also kaolinise) verb. ORIGIN French, from a Chinese word meaning «high hill», this being the name of a mountain in Jiangxi… …   English terms dictionary

  • kaolinise — kaolin ► NOUN ▪ a fine soft white clay, used for making china and in medicine as an absorbent substance. DERIVATIVES kaolinize (also kaolinise) verb. ORIGIN French, from a Chinese word meaning «high hill», this being the name of a mountain in… …   English terms dictionary

  • kaolin — n. a fine soft white clay produced by the decomposition of other clays or feldspar, used esp. for making porcelain and in medicines. Also called china clay. Derivatives: kaolinic adj. kaolinize v.tr. (also ise). Etymology: F f. Chin. gaoling the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • kaolinization — ˌkāələ̇nə̇ˈzāshən, ˌkāəˌlin , kāˌōlə̇n , ˌnīˈz noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary kaolinize + ation : the development of kaolin by metasomatism …   Useful english dictionary

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