Definition of Bleaching earth

1. Noun. An adsorbent clay that will remove coloring from oils.

Exact synonyms: Bleaching Clay
Generic synonyms: Clay, Mud



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bleaching Earth

bleachable
bleached
bleached wax
bleacher
bleacheries
bleacherite
bleacherites
bleacherlike
bleachers
bleachery
bleaches
bleaching
bleaching agent
bleaching agents
bleaching clay
bleaching earth (current term)
bleaching powder
bleaching powders
bleachings
bleachlike
bleachorexia
bleacht
bleah
bleak
bleaker
bleakest
bleakish
bleakly
bleakness
bleaknesses

Literary usage of Bleaching earth

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1. A Report on the Bauxite and Fullers' Earth of the Coastal Plain of Georgia by Harold Kurtz Shearer (1917)
"Tests showed it to be a powerful bleaching earth, but it is very light and has extremely high oil absorption. The analysis is as follows: Analysis of earth ..."

2. The Earth in Relation to the Preservation and Destruction of Contagia: Being by George Vivian Poore (1902)
"Such are the earth of white ant nests, potter's earth, road dust, bleaching earth, earth taken from under trees, from temple enclosures, from cemeteries, ..."

3. The Practice of Lubrication: An Engineering Treatise on the Origin, Nature by Thomas Christian Thomsen (1920)
"... it through finely powdered bleaching earth, such as Fuller's earth, all the graphite was retained in the earth, which owing to its absorbing properties ..."

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