Definition of bentonite
: an absorptive and colloidal clay used especially as a sealing agent or suspending agent (as of drugs)
bentoniticplay \ˌben-tə-ˈni-tik\ adjective
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In a memo to the mayor, aldermen and city administrator, Deal said staff members have been using bentonite, an absorbent clay, to stop the leaks temporarily.
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Origin and Etymology of bentonite
Fort Benton, Montana
First Known Use: 1898See Words from the same year
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