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slaking

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

Breaking up of earth materials when exposed to water or air. The susceptibility of rock to slaking is measured with a slake-durability test.

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slaking

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

Breaking up of earth materials when exposed to water or air. The susceptibility of rock to slaking is measured with a slake-durability test.

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slake

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 45 words.

[OE]

Slake and slack [OE] share a Germanic root, slake originally meaning ‘to become less eager’ in general, before it

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slaking

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 24 words.

Breaking up of earth materials when exposed to water or air. The susceptibility of rock to slaking is measured with

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slaking

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 70 words.

In geomorphology, the disintegration of fine-grained rocks. Slaking is one of the main rock-weathering mechanisms (Stefano and Ferro (

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slaking

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 64 words.

In geomorphology, the disintegration of fine-grained rocks. Slaking is one of the main rock-weathering mechanisms (Stefano and Ferro (2002)

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slaking

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 25 words.

Breaking up of earth materials when exposed to water or air. The susceptibility of rock to slaking is measured with a ...

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slake / Luc ~th v

David Crystal.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

March 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism. 17 words.

slɛ:k / ˈslɛ:kǝθ

sp slake1 / slaketh1

rh awaketh, maketh Luc 1677

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slake-durability test

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

A test to estimate the resistance of rocks, particularly argillaceous rocks, to a combination of wetting and abrasion. Test results are expressed as a slake-durability index for each...

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slake-durability test

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 33 words.

A test to estimate the resistance of rocks, particularly *argillaceous rocks, to a combination of wetting and abrasion. Test results are expressed as a slake-durability index for each...

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slaking

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry.

A method of mixing zinc phosphate cement by adding the powder to the liquid in small increments and waiting about 15 seconds between increments. This has the effect of prolonging the...

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slaking

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 15 words.

The breaking up of earth materials when they are exposed to water or air.

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slaking

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 35 words.

1 The breaking up of earth materials when they are exposed to water or air.

2 The process of converting calcium oxide (CaO, quicklime) to calcium...

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slake

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 147 words.

ache, awake, bake, betake, Blake, brake, break, cake, crake, drake, fake, flake, forsake, hake, Jake, lake, make, mistake,

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slake

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 147 words.

ache, awake, bake, betake, Blake, brake, break, cake, crake, drake, fake, flake, forsake, hake, Jake, lake, make, mistake,

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slake

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 33 words.

A †relax one's efforts OE.; abate, moderate XIII;

B †loosen, slacken XII; mitigate, appease, allay XIII; disintegrate (lime) with

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slaked lime

Edited by John Daintith.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 5 words.

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slaked lime

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Chemistry

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chemistry. 5 words.

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slaked lime

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 7 words.

Hydrated lime.

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slaking v.

Edited by Robert Ireland.

in A Dictionary of Dentistry

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry. 44 words.

A method of mixing zinc phosphate *cement by adding the powder to the liquid in small increments and waiting

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slaked lime

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 4 words.

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