cryolite cryolite  /ˈkraɪ ə ˌlaɪt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a white mineral consisting of fluorides of aluminum and sodium; a source of fluorine

Usage(s):

  1. Finally he found that electrically melted cryolite, a mineral from Greenland, would dissolve the ore.
  2. Greenland's only industrial asset is a cryolite mine, run by Danes.
  3. It could easily have made it pay but it has shut out all foreign immigration except for some 300 Danish cryolite miners.

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