Definition of ozokerite in English:

ozokerite

Pronunciation: /əʊˈzəʊkərʌɪt//əʊˈsəʊkərʌɪt//ˌəʊzə(ʊ)ˈsɪərʌɪt/

noun

  • [mass noun] A brown or black paraffin wax occurring naturally in some shales and sandstones and formerly used in candles, polishes, and electrical insulation.

    • ‘Ceresine Waxes typically melt between 130-160 degrees Fahrenheit, while Ozokerite Waxes generally melt at the higher range of 140-200 degrees Fahrenheit.’
    • ‘The oil field in Upper Cretaceous sandstones at Teapot Dome was discovered in the 1880’s based on surface occurrences of a waxy hydrocarbon, ‘ozokerite’, within calcite-lined fractures.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from German Ozokerit, from Greek ozein to smell + kēros wax.

Pronunciation:

ozokerite

/əʊˈzəʊkərʌɪt//əʊˈsəʊkərʌɪt//ˌəʊzə(ʊ)ˈsɪərʌɪt/