Definitions for ozoceriteoʊˈzoʊ kəˌraɪt, -səˌraɪt, ˌoʊ zoʊˈsɪər aɪt; -kəˌraɪt, -ˈkɪər aɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•zo•ce•riteoʊˈzoʊ kəˌraɪt, -səˌraɪt, ˌoʊ zoʊˈsɪər aɪt; -kəˌraɪt, -ˈkɪər aɪt(n.)

also o•zo•ke•rite

  1. a waxlike mixture of natural solid hydrocarbons: used for insulation and in candles.

    Category: Mineralogy

    Ref: Also called mineral wax.

Origin of ozocerite:

1830–40; < G Ozokerit < Gk óz(ein) to smell + -o- -o - +kēr(ós) wax

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ader wax, earth wax, mineral wax, ozokerite, ozocerite(noun)

    a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles


  1. ozocerite(Noun)

    A dark waxy mineral, found associated with petroleum in some sandstones, used to make polishes.


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