am·​phib·​o·​lite am-ˈfi-bə-ˌlīt How to pronounce amphibolite (audio)
: a usually metamorphic rock consisting essentially of amphibole

Examples of amphibolite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The only way to connect the two main buildings was by burrowing down, and the first stage of construction involved more than a year of excavation, during which 9,000 tons of amphibolite, a metamorphic rock, were relocated. Natalia Rachlin, WSJ, 12 Dec. 2018

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Word History


borrowed from French, from amphibole amphibole + -ite -ite entry 1

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphibolite was in 1826

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“Amphibolite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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