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kieselguhr


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kieselguhr  \Kie"sel*guhr`\,  n.  [G.,  fr  kiesel  flint  +  guhr  an 
  earthy  deposit  or  sediment  in  water.] 
  Siliceous  earth;  specifically,  porous  infusorial  earth,  used 
  as  an  absorbent  of  nitroglycerin  in  the  manufacture  of 
  dynamite. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kieselguhr 
  n  :  a  light  soil  consisting  of  siliceous  diatom  remains  and 
  often  used  as  a  filtering  material  [syn:  {diatomaceous 
  earth},  {diatomite}] 




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