aluminous

adjective

alu·​mi·​nous ə-ˈlü-mə-nəs How to pronounce aluminous (audio)
: of, relating to, or containing alum or aluminum

Examples of aluminous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The volcanic ash added a mineral called phillipsite to the concrete, and a study published Monday in the American Mineralogist reveals that aluminous tobermorite crystals grow in the Roman concrete when it is exposed to water. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, 5 July 2017 The tests showed a rare chemical reaction, with aluminous tobermorite crystals growing out of another mineral called phillipsite. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, 6 July 2017 The tests revealed a rare chemical reaction, with aluminous tobermorite crystals growing out of another mineral called phillipsite. Ben Guarino, Washington Post, 4 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of aluminous was in the 15th century

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“Aluminous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aluminous. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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