Definition of bauxite
: an impure mixture of earthy hydrous aluminum oxides and hydroxides that is the principal source of aluminum
bauxiticplay \bȯk-ˈsi-tik, bäk-\ adjective
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Metro Ports handles a wide range of bulk and breakbulk cargoes around the country, including aggregates, potash, coke, coal, cement, fertilizer, borax, bauxite, military, steel, wind energy, yachts and project cargo, according to the the Ports.
Nguyen also came to the attention of authorities in 2009 for her outspoken views against China's intervention in her country, including Beijing's financing of a controversial bauxite mine in the Central Highlands.
China’s demand for everything from oil to timber to bauxite drove up global prices, and the Russian economy benefited enormously because of it.
Alongside the human cost, the rebel attacks are a setback to government efforts to open up to investment regions which are rich in iron ore, coal, bauxite and manganese.
The place where your errant dart fell is fabled for its mineral wealth, especially iron, coal, tin, and bauxite, and yet its inhabitants, most of whom belong to India’s indigenous population, the adivasis, are among the poorest in the country.
JAKARTA—Indonesia issued significant new mining rules Thursday that will relax a controversial ban on exports of nickel ore and bauxite and extend exports for mineral concentrates.
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Origin and Etymology of bauxite
French bauxite, from Les Baux, near Arles, France
First Known Use: 1861See Words from the same year
BAUXITE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bauxite for English Language Learners
: a soft substance that looks like clay and that is the source of aluminum
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