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DOLOMITE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dolomite mean? 

DOLOMITE (noun)
  The noun DOLOMITE has 2 senses:

1. a kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate
2. a light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; used as a ceramic and as fertilizer

  Familiarity information: DOLOMITE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DOLOMITE (noun)


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Meaning:

A kind of sedimentary rock resembling marble or limestone but rich in magnesium carbonate

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("dolomite" is a kind of...):

rock; stone (material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust)


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Meaning:

A light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; used as a ceramic and as fertilizer

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

bitter spar; dolomite

Hypernyms ("dolomite" is a kind of...):

mineral (solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition)

Meronyms (substance of "dolomite"):

atomic number 12; magnesium; Mg (a light silver-white ductile bivalent metallic element; in pure form it burns with brilliant white flame; occurs naturally only in combination (as in magnesite and dolomite and carnallite and spinel and olivine))


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