mineral wool
noun Date: 1872 any of various lightweight vitreous fibrous materials used especially in heat and sound insulation

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  • Mineral wool — close up. Mineral wool under micr …   Wikipedia

  • Mineral wool — Wool Wool (w[oo^]l), n. [OE. wolle, wulle, AS. wull; akin to D. wol, OHG. wolla, G. wolle, Icel. & Sw. ull, Dan. uld, Goth, wulla, Lith. vilna, Russ. volna, L. vellus, Skr. [=u]r[.n][=a] wool, v[.r] to cover. [root]146, 287. Cf. {Flannel},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mineral wool — Mineral Min er*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to minerals; consisting of a mineral or of minerals; as, a mineral substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Impregnated with minerals; as, mineral waters. [1913 Webster] {Mineral acids} (Chem.), inorganic acids, as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mineral wool — ☆ mineral wool n. a fibrous material made from molten rock, slag, or glass and used as insulation in buildings …   English World dictionary

  • mineral wool — mineralinė vata statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Vatos pavidalo termoizoliacinė medžiaga, gaminama iš išplaušinto uolienų, metalurginių šlakų ar jų mišinio lydalo. atitikmenys: angl. mineral wool; rock wool rus. минеральная вата ryšiai:… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • mineral wool — noun a substance resembling matted wool and made from inorganic mineral material, used for packing or insulation …   English new terms dictionary

  • mineral wool — a woollike material for heat and sound insulation, made by blowing steam or air through molten slag or rock. Also called rock wool. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • mineral wool — min′eral wool n. bui a woollike material for heat and sound insulation, made by blowing steam or air through molten rock …   From formal English to slang

  • mineral wool — /ˈmɪnərəl wʊl/ (say minuhruhl wool) noun an insulating material consisting of woolly fibres made from melted slag …   Australian English dictionary

  • mineral wool — noun a light fibrous material used as an insulator • Syn: ↑rock wool • Hypernyms: ↑insulator, ↑dielectric, ↑nonconductor …   Useful english dictionary

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