OTHER WORDS FROM silicatesil·i·ca·tion [sil-i-key-shuhn], /ˌsɪl ɪˈkeɪ ʃən/, nounnon·sil·i·cate, nounsub·sil·i·cate, noun
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Inside the diamond is a newly identified silicate mineral dubbed davemaoite that can only have formed in Earth’s lower mantle, researchers report November 12 in Science.A mineral found in a diamond’s flaws contains the source of some of Earth’s heat|Carolyn Gramling|November 11, 2021|Science News
The rock was made of common silicates like other asteroids, but they were common only in their general composition, not in their infrared signature, which remained stubbornly off.Earth Has a Second Moon—For Another 300 Years, At Least|Jeffrey Kluger|November 11, 2021|Time
We had been developing techniques to identify individual millimeter-size silicate crystals that contain only very small iron grains and have ideal recording properties.New Study Suggests Moon Lacked a Magnetic Field for Nearly All Its History|John Tarduno|August 8, 2021|Singularity Hub
A number of scientists and nonprofits have also researched the possibility of accelerating the processes by which various minerals—particularly those rich in silicate, calcium, and magnesium—pull carbon dioxide out of air or rainwater.A startup using minerals to draw down CO2 has scored funding—and its first buyer|James Temple|May 26, 2021|MIT Technology Review
Our Goldilocks climate largely results from chemical reactions between carbon dioxide in the air and silicate minerals, which slowly reduces the level of the greenhouse gas in the atmosphere by burying it in sediments.Scientists Pin Down When Earth’s Crust Cracked, Then Came to Life|Howard Lee|March 25, 2021|Quanta Magazine
In this case, silicate in the ash melts as it hits the hot turbines of the engine and shuts it down.Volcanic Ash: The Extraordinary Air Travel Emergency|Clive Irving|April 15, 2010|DAILY BEAST
He seemed to recall a state of lush, sybaritic softness, in pre-silicate times.Old Friends Are the Best|Jack Sharkey
But there is no reason why, in these cases, the lead so employed should not be in the form of a fritted double silicate.
Soda-glass consists primarily of silicate of sodium with smaller quantities of silicate of aluminum and potassium.A Handbook of Laboratory Glass-Blowing|Bernard D. Bolas
A good method for the preservation of eggs is the use of sodium silicate, or water glass.A Little Preserving Book for a Little Girl|Amy Waterman
The well-known water-glass is a silicate of soda or potash dissolved in free or caustic soda, or potash.