[ zar-uh-tahyt ]
/ ˈzær əˌtaɪt /
Save This Word!
a mineral, hydrated basic nickel carbonate, occurring in the form of emerald-green incrustations on chromite and magnetite.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Origin of zaratite
1855–60; <Spanish zaratita, after Zarate Spanish surname; see -ite1
Words nearby zaratite
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Example sentences from the Web for zaratite
Zaratite, zar′a-tīt, n. a hydrous carbonate of nickel, found usually as an incrustation on chromite.
British Dictionary definitions for zaratite
/ (ˈzærəˌtaɪt) /
a green amorphous mineral consisting of hydrated nickel carbonate. Formula: Ni 3 (CO 3)(OH) 4 .4H 2 O
Word Origin for zaratite
C19: from Spanish zaratita, named after G. Zárate, 19th-century Spaniard
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012