smectite

noun
smec·​tite | \ ˈsmek-ˌtīt How to pronounce smectite (audio) \

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smectitic \ (ˌ)smek-​ˈti-​tik How to pronounce smectitic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of smectite

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for smectite

smectis fuller's earth, modification of Greek smēktris kind of fuller's earth, from smēchein to clean

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