Definition of magnesite in US English:

magnesite

noun

  • A whitish mineral consisting of magnesium carbonate, used as a heat-resistant lining in some furnaces.

    • ‘Some topaz forms spectacular crystals and matrix specimens on magnesite or quartz.’
    • ‘The next day, however, he spoke more naturally in the open; at the village of Chandak-Sikhrana, at the time being battered badly by magnesite mining.’
    • ‘Associated with the quartz are crystals of almandine, kyanite, biotite, and magnesite.’
    • ‘Calcite and ankerite are present, but the most abundant carbonate is magnesite.’
    • ‘They established large high grade deposits of magnesite, particularly at Screechowl Creek where some beds are up to five metres thick and can be traced for more than ten kilometres.’

Pronunciation

magnesite

/ˈmæɡnəˌsaɪt//ˈmaɡnəˌsīt/