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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.

Nearby words

kaohsiung, kaolack, kaoliang, kaolin, kaolinite, kaolinize, kaolinosis, kaon, kapa haka, kapell, kapellmeister
Also especially British, ka·o·lin·ise.

Origin of kaolinize

First recorded in 1870–75; kaolin + -ize
Related formska·o·lin·i·za·tion, noun
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