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serpentinize

[ sur-puhn-tee-nahyz ]
/ 藢s蓽r p蓹n藞ti na瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ser路pen路tin路ized, ser路pen路tin路iz路ing.Mineralogy.
to convert (a mineral or rock) into serpentine.
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Also especially British, ser路pen路tin路ise .

Origin of serpentinize

First recorded in 1785鈥95; serpentine2 + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM serpentinize

ser路pen路tin路i路za路tion, noun
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