zeolite

noun
ze·​o·​lite | \ˈzē-ə-ˌlīt \

Definition of zeolite 

: any of various hydrous silicates that are analogous in composition to the feldspars, occur as secondary minerals in cavities of lavas, and can act as ion-exchangers also : any of various natural or synthesized silicates of similar structure used especially in water softening and as adsorbents and catalysts

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zeolitic \ˌzē-​ə-​ˈli-​tik \ adjective

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Deputy artistic director of the brand Charlotte Macaux Perelman transformed the interior with structures made of 150,000 zeolite tiles from Morocco, which apparently took 3 weeks to create. Natalie Shirinian, Vogue, "9 of the Most Mesmerizing Installations at Salone del Mobile 2018," 23 Apr. 2018 The third step was made possible by the researchers’ discovery of a new class of catalysts: phosphorus zeolite. Nathan Dicamillo, Newsweek, "New Eco-Friendly, Renewable Tires Stretch the Boundaries of Rubber Production," 6 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of zeolite

circa 1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zeolite

Swedish zeolit, from Greek zein to boil + -o- + Swedish -lit -lite, from French -lite — more at yeast

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zeolite

noun
ze·​o·​lite | \ˈzē-ə-ˌlīt \

Medical Definition of zeolite 

: any of various hydrous silicates that can act as ion exchangers also : any of various natural or synthesized silicates of similar structure used in water softening and as adsorbents

Other Words from zeolite

zeolitic \ˌzē-​ə-​ˈlit-​ik \ adjective

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