adularize

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From adularia.

Verb[edit]

adularize (third-person singular simple present adularizes, present participle adularizing, simple past and past participle adularized)

  1. This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}. (To undergo, or cause to undergo, adularization.)
    • 1875, Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.), Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories. F. V. Hayden, Geologist-in-charge, page 153:
      At some localities the sanidite is adularizing.
    • 1935, Nevada Bureau of Mines, Bulletin:
      [] albite, calcite, and pyrite -- are compounds of magnesium, sodium, calcium, and iron, which are the principal elements removed during adularization. The peripheral relation of the chloritized rocks to the adularized rocks  []