soapstone


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soap·stone

 (sōp′stōn′)
n.
A soft metamorphic rock composed mostly of the mineral talc. Also called steatite.

[From its smooth soapy feel.]

soapstone

(ˈsəʊpˌstəʊn)
n
(Minerals) a massive compact soft variety of talc, used for making tabletops, hearths, ornaments, etc. Also called: steatite
[C17: so called because it has a greasy feel and was sometimes used as soap]

soap•stone

(ˈsoʊpˌstoʊn)

n.
a massive variety of talc with a soapy feel, used for hearths, washtubs, etc. Also called steatite.
[1675–85]

soap·stone

(sōp′stōn′)
A soft metamorphic rock composed mostly of the mineral talc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soapstone - a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feelsoapstone - a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments
talc, talcum - a fine grained mineral having a soft soapy feel and consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate; used in a variety of products including talcum powder
Translations

soapstone

[ˈsəʊpstəʊn] Nesteatita f
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Malakand Division has known potential of various minerals like Granite, Marble, Limestone, Dolomite, Soapstone, Slate Stone, Emerald, Chromite and Iron Ore, official sources told APP, here.
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Soapstone cubes which chill your whisky to the right temperature without compromising the taste (as ice does).
These natural non-porous soapstone cubes are gentler than ice, and sit pretty in your glass while cooling your drink.