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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diatomaceous earth, diatomite, kieselguhrnoun

    a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material

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  1. diatomitenoun

    A fine, powdery earth formed from the skeletons of diatoms

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  1. diatomite

    Diatomaceous earth ( DY-ə-tə-MAY-shəs), diatomite ( dy-AT-ə-myte) or kieselgur/kieselguhr is a naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock that can be crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. It has a particle size ranging from more than 3 μm to less than 1 mm, but typically 10 to 200 μm. Depending on the granularity, this powder can have an abrasive feel, similar to pumice powder, and has a low density as a result of its high porosity. The typical chemical composition of oven-dried diatomaceous earth is 80–90% silica, with 2–4% alumina (attributed mostly to clay minerals), and 0.5–2% iron oxide.Diatomaceous earth consists of the fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled microalgae. It is used as a filtration aid, mild abrasive in products including metal polishes and toothpaste, mechanical insecticide, absorbent for liquids, matting agent for coatings, reinforcing filler in plastics and rubber, anti-block in plastic films, porous support for chemical catalysts, cat litter, activator in coagulation studies, a stabilizing component of dynamite, a thermal insulator, and a soil for potted plants and trees as in the art of bonsai.

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  1. diatomite

    Diatomite is a soft, porous, sedimentary rock composed primarily of the fossilized remains of single-celled aquatic plants known as diatoms. It is typically white to off-white in color and extremely lightweight. Diatomite is regarded for its high porosity, low density, and heat-resistant qualities. It is used widely in industry for filtration, as a mild abrasive, in insulation, and as a component in dynamite.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diatomite in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diatomite in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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