Definition of Perlite

1. n. Same as Pearlite.



Definition of Perlite

1. Noun. (minerology) An amorphous volcanic glass formed by the hydration of obsidian ¹

2. Noun. The lightweight insulating material and aggregate resulting from expanding the glass by heat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perlite

1. a volcanic glass [n -S] : PERLITIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Perlite

1. Same as Pearlite. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perlite

perkinism
perkish
perks
perky
perlaceous
perlative
perlecan
perleche
perlection
perlections
perlemoen
perlialite
perlid
perlids
perlingual
perlite (current term)
perlites
perlitic
perlocution
perlocutionary
perlocutions
perloffite
perlous
perlustrate
perlustrated
perlustrates
perlustrating
perlustration
perlustrations
perm

Literary usage of Perlite

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1. Rocks Classified and Described: A Treatise on Lithology by Bernhard von Cotta (1866)
"70 — 77 pc The whole mass of the rock perlite is of the same composition as ... The state, however, of this compound, which is distinguished as perlite, ..."

2. Mineral Commodity Summaries, 1996 by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"Increased sales of domestic perlite coupled with booming imports helped make 1995 a remarkable year for the perlite industry. Most of the increased sales ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1902)
"On heating the typical steel specified to about 700° C., the compound constituent perlite к converted, with absorption of heat, into the simple constituent, ..."

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