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steatite

[ stee-uh-tahyt ]
/ ˈsti əˌtaɪt /
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noun

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Origin of steatite

1595–1605; <Latin steatītēs<Greek steat- (stem of stéar) fat, tallow + -ītēs-ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM steatite

ste·a·tit·ic [stee-uh-tit-ik], /ˌsti əˈtɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for steatite

steatite
/ (ˈstɪəˌtaɪt) /

noun

another name for soapstone

Derived forms of steatite

steatitic (ˌstɪəˈtɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for steatite

C18: from Latin steatitēs, from Greek stear fat + -ite 1
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