kaolinize

[ key-uh-luh-nahyz ]
/ ˈkeɪ ə ləˌnaɪz /

verb (used with object), ka·o·lin·ized, ka·o·lin·iz·ing.

to convert (minerals containing kaolinite) into kaolin by weathering.

QUIZZES

HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Test your memory on these verbal firecrackers from the week of June 29 to July 5!
Question 1 of 7
anchorite
Also especially British, ka·o·lin·ise.

Origin of kaolinize

First recorded in 1870–75; kaolin + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM kaolinize

ka·o·lin·i·za·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020