Words Relating to Matter

Section II.—Inorganic Matter

1°. Solid Matter
  1. Density (Substantives), solidity, impenetrability, incompressibility, cohesion, coherence, cohesiveness 46, imporosity, impermeability, closeness, compactness, constipation, consistence, spissitude, thickness.
  2. Specific gravity: hydrometer, arèometer.

    Condensation, consolidation, solidification, concretion, coagulation, petrifaction, lapidification, vitrification, crystallisation, precipitation, inspissation, thickening, grittiness, knottiness.

    Indivisibility, indiscerptibility, indissolubility.

    A solid body, mass, block, knot, lump, concretion, concrete, cake, clot, stone, curd, coagulum, clinker, nugget.

    (Verbs). To be dense, etc.

    To become or render solid; solidify, solidate, concrete, set, consolidate, congeal, coagulate, curdle, curd, fix, clot, cake, cohere, crystallise, petrify, vitrify, condense, thicken, inspissate, compress, squeeze, ram down, constipate.

    (Adjectives). Dense, solid, solidified, consolidated, etc., coherent, cohesive, compact, close, thick-set, substantial, massive, lumpish, impenetrable, incompressible, impermeable, imporous, constipated, concrete, knotted, gnarled, crystalline, crystallisable, vitreous, coagulated, thick, incrassated, inspissated, curdled, clotted, grumous.

    Undissolved, unmelted, unliquefied, unthawed.

    Indivisible, indiscerptible, infrangible, indissolvable, indissoluble, insoluble.

  3. Rarity (Substantives), tenuity, absence of solidity, subtility, sponginess, compressibility; hollowness 252.
  4. Rarefaction, expansion, dilatation, inflation, subtilisation.

    Ether, vapour, air, gas 334.

    (Verbs). To rarefy, expand, dilate, subtilise.

    (Adjectives). Rare, subtle, thin, fine, tenuous, compressible.

    Porous, cavernous, spongy, bibulous, spongious, spongeous.

    Rarefied, expanded, dilated, subtilised, unsubstantial, hollow 252.

  5. Hardness (Substantives), rigidity, rigescence, firmness, renitence, inflexibility, stiffness, starchiness, starchedness, temper, callosity, induration, grittiness, petrifaction, etc. 321, ossification, sclerosis.
  6. A stone, pebble, flint, marble, rock, granite, iron, steel, adamant, callus.

    Tenseness, stretching 200.

    (Verbs). To render hard, harden, stiffen, indurate, petrify, temper, ossify.

    (Adjectives). Hard, horny, rigid, rigescent, stiff, firm, starch, stark, unbending, unyielding, inflexible, tense, indurate, indurated, gritty, etc., proof, adamantean, adamantine.

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