trem·​o·​lite ˈtre-mə-ˌlīt How to pronounce tremolite (audio)
: a white or gray mineral of the amphibole group that is a silicate of calcium and magnesium
tremolitic adjective

Examples of tremolite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such deposits are sometimes laced with actinolite, anthophyllite, chrysotile, and tremolite. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 12 Sep. 2022 Some lawyers also hired an expert to do their own analysis of Johnson’s powder, and released findings showing eight of 11 tested bottles contained tremolite, a type of asbestos. Sara Randazzo, WSJ, 28 May 2018

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Word History


French trémolite, from Tremola, valley in Switzerland

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tremolite was in 1799

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“Tremolite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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