Words Relating to Matter
Section II.Inorganic Matter
1°. Solid Matter
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.
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.
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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