adjective see diabase

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • diabase — noun Etymology: French, probably from Greek diabasis act of crossing over, from diabainein to cross over, from dia + bainein to go more at come Date: circa 1816 1. archaic diorite 2. chiefly British an altered basalt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • diabase — /ˈdaɪəbeɪs/ (say duyuhbays) noun 1. a dark igneous rock consisting essentially of augite and felspar; an altered dolerite. 2. US a dark igneous rock occurring as minor intrusives composed essentially of labradorite and pyroxene. 3. Obsolete… …   Australian English dictionary

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