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KAOLIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does kaolin mean? 

KAOLIN (noun)
  The noun KAOLIN has 1 sense:

1. a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)

  Familiarity information: KAOLIN used as a noun is very rare.


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KAOLIN (noun)


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Meaning:

A fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

china clay; china stone; kaolin; kaoline; porcelain clay; terra alba

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

clay (a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired)

Domain member category:

art paper (a high-quality paper (usually having a filler of china clay))

Holonyms ("kaolin" is a substance of...):

Kaopectate (trade name for a fixed-combination antidiarrheal drug that use kaolin as the adsorbent and pectin as the emollient)


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