pumice

(redirected from Pumice stones)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

pum·ice

 (pŭm′ĭs)
n.
A light, porous, glassy lava, used in solid form as an abrasive and in powdered form as a polish and an abrasive.
tr.v. pum·iced, pum·ic·ing, pum·ic·es
To clean, polish, or smooth with pumice.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman pomis, from Late Latin pōmex, from Latin pūmex, alteration of spūma, foam.]

pu·mi′ceous (pyo͞o-mĭsh′əs, pə-) adj.
pum′ic·er n.

pumice

(ˈpʌmɪs)
n
(Geological Science) Also called: pumice stone a light porous acid volcanic rock having the composition of rhyolite, used for scouring and, in powdered form, as an abrasive and for polishing
vb
(Tools) (tr) to rub or polish with pumice
[C15 pomys, from Old French pomis, from Latin pūmex]
pumiceous adj

pum•ice

(ˈpʌm ɪs)

n., v. -iced, -ic•ing. n.
1. a porous or spongy form of volcanic glass, used as an abrasive.
v.t.
2. to rub, smooth, clean, etc., with pumice.
[1400–50; late Middle English pomis(e) < Anglo-French pomis (compare Old French ponce; see pounce3) < Latin pūmex, s. pūmic-]
pu•mi•ceous (pyuˈmɪʃ əs) adj.

pum·ice

(pŭm′ĭs)
A usually light-colored, porous, lightweight rock of volcanic origin. The pores form when water vapor and gases escape from the lava during its quick solidification into rock.

pumice


Past participle: pumiced
Gerund: pumicing

Imperative
pumice
pumice
Present
I pumice
you pumice
he/she/it pumices
we pumice
you pumice
they pumice
Preterite
I pumiced
you pumiced
he/she/it pumiced
we pumiced
you pumiced
they pumiced
Present Continuous
I am pumicing
you are pumicing
he/she/it is pumicing
we are pumicing
you are pumicing
they are pumicing
Present Perfect
I have pumiced
you have pumiced
he/she/it has pumiced
we have pumiced
you have pumiced
they have pumiced
Past Continuous
I was pumicing
you were pumicing
he/she/it was pumicing
we were pumicing
you were pumicing
they were pumicing
Past Perfect
I had pumiced
you had pumiced
he/she/it had pumiced
we had pumiced
you had pumiced
they had pumiced
Future
I will pumice
you will pumice
he/she/it will pumice
we will pumice
you will pumice
they will pumice
Future Perfect
I will have pumiced
you will have pumiced
he/she/it will have pumiced
we will have pumiced
you will have pumiced
they will have pumiced
Future Continuous
I will be pumicing
you will be pumicing
he/she/it will be pumicing
we will be pumicing
you will be pumicing
they will be pumicing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pumicing
you have been pumicing
he/she/it has been pumicing
we have been pumicing
you have been pumicing
they have been pumicing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pumicing
you will have been pumicing
he/she/it will have been pumicing
we will have been pumicing
you will have been pumicing
they will have been pumicing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pumicing
you had been pumicing
he/she/it had been pumicing
we had been pumicing
you had been pumicing
they had been pumicing
Conditional
I would pumice
you would pumice
he/she/it would pumice
we would pumice
you would pumice
they would pumice
Past Conditional
I would have pumiced
you would have pumiced
he/she/it would have pumiced
we would have pumiced
you would have pumiced
they would have pumiced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pumice - a light glass formed on the surface of some lavaspumice - a light glass formed on the surface of some lavas; used as an abrasive
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
Verb1.pumice - rub with pumice, in order to clean or to smoothen
rub - move over something with pressure; "rub my hands"; "rub oil into her skin"
Translations
لافا بُرْكانيَّه
pemza
pimpsten
tajtékkõ
vikur
pemza
pumeks
sünger taşı

pumice

[ˈpʌmɪs] pumice stone [ˈpʌmɪsstəʊn] Npiedra f pómez

pumice

[ˈpʌmɪs] n (also pumice stone) → pierre f ponce

pumice (stone)

nBimsstein m

pumice

[ˈpʌmɪs] n (also pumice stone) → (pietra) pomice f

pumice

(ˈpamis) noun
a light kind of solidified lava.
pumice stone noun
(a piece of) this type of stone used for cleaning and smoothing the skin etc.
References in classic literature ?
Their march this day lay among singular hills and knolls of an indurated red earth, resembling brick, about the bases of which were scattered pumice stones and cinders, the whole bearing traces of the action of fire.
Some of his low places he found lifted to ideals, some of his ideas had sunk to the valleys, and lay there with the sackcloth and ashes of pumice stone and sulphur on their ruined heads.
Removing this scale takes significant effort and additional products, such as pumice stones and chemical lime and/or calcium removers.
Amongst the other finds on the site were dozens of machine gun casings, other artillery shells and everyday items such as German army medicine bottles, pumice stones and coffee cups.
Most shops specialise in something or the other, but some seem to sell everything, ancient and modern, from pumice stones to traditionally used tools and spices.
But chaos soon followed as ash and pumice stones began raining on towns and villages below.