pumice

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noun pum·ice \ˈpə-məs\

Definition of pumice

  1. :  a volcanic glass full of cavities and very low in density that is used especially in powder form for smoothing and polishing

pumiceous

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Origin and Etymology of pumice

Middle English pomis, from Anglo-French pomice, from Latin pumic-, pumex — more at foam


First Known Use: 15th century


PUMICE Defined for English Language Learners

pumice

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noun pum·ice \ˈpə-məs\

Definition of pumice for English Language Learners

  • : a gray stone that comes from volcanoes, is full of small holes, has a very light weight, and is used especially for smoothing and polishing things or for softening the skin


PUMICE Defined for Kids

pumice

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noun pum·ice \ˈpə-məs\

Definition of pumice for Students

  1. :  a very light porous volcanic glass that is used in powder form for smoothing and polishing


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pumice

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noun pum·ice \ˈpəm-əs\

Medical Definition of pumice

  1. :  a volcanic glass full of cavities and very light in weight used especially in powder form for smoothing and polishing


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