Opafication



n.

1852, from French opafication; see opacity + -fication.

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    [oh-puh l] /ˈoʊ pəl/ noun 1. a mineral, an amorphous form of silica, SiO 2 with some water of hydration, found in many varieties and colors, including a form that is milky white. 2. an iridescent variety of this that is used as a gem. 3. a gem of this. [oh-puh l] /ˈoʊ pəl/ noun […]

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  • Opalescence

    [oh-puh-les-uh nt] /ˌoʊ pəˈlɛs ənt/ adjective 1. exhibiting a play of colors like that of the . 2. having a milky iridescence. /ˌəʊpəˈlɛsənt/ adjective 1. having or emitting an iridescence like that of an opal n. 1792; see opalescent + -ence. adj. 1813, from opal + -escent. opalescent o·pal·es·cent (ō’pə-lěs’ənt) adj. Resembling an opal in […]

  • Opalescent

    [oh-puh-les-uh nt] /ˌoʊ pəˈlɛs ənt/ adjective 1. exhibiting a play of colors like that of the . 2. having a milky iridescence. /ˌəʊpəˈlɛsənt/ adjective 1. having or emitting an iridescence like that of an opal adj. 1813, from opal + -escent. opalescent o·pal·es·cent (ō’pə-lěs’ənt) adj. Resembling an opal in the display of various colors, often […]



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