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 (dō′lə-mīt′, dŏl′ə-)
1. A white or light-colored mineral, essentially CaMg(CO3)2, used in fertilizer, as a furnace refractory, and as a construction and ceramic material.
2. A magnesia-rich sedimentary rock resembling limestone.

[French, after Déodat de Dolomieu (1750-1801), French geologist.]

dol′o·mit′ic (-mĭt′ĭk) adj.
dol′o·mit′i·za′tion (-mĭt′ĭ-zā′shən) n.
dol′o·mit·ize′ (-mĭ-tīz′) v.
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(ˈdɒləmɪˌtaɪz) or


vb (tr)
to turn into dolomite
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ISLAMABAD -- Additional Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Usman Ali Khan has said that Punjab and Sindh commissions are given approval to dolomitize constituencies and expected to complete its task in six months.
From 6,500 to 10,000 [m.sup.3] of brackish to fresh groundwaters (the former containing about 10% seawater) would be required to dolomitize one cubic metre of limestone with an initial porosity of 40%, or 650 [m.sup.3] of seawater, the most common Mg-rich water in nature, would be required (Land, 1985).