ul·​tra·​ba·​sic | \ ˌəl-trə-ˈbā-sik How to pronounce ultrabasic (audio) \

Definition of ultrabasic

: extremely basic an ultrabasic system specifically : very low in silica and rich in iron and magnesium minerals dunite and peridotite are ultrabasic rocks

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ultrabasic noun

Examples of ultrabasic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rwanda has introduced ultrabasic health insurance for more than 90% of its people; infant mortality has fallen from 120 per 1,000 live births in 2000 to under 30 last year. The Economist, "Universal health care, worldwide, is within reach," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of ultrabasic

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ultrabasic

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The first known use of ultrabasic was in 1881

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“Ultrabasic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ultrabasic. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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