a massive variety of talc with a soapy or greasy feel, used for hearths, washtubs, tabletops, carved ornaments, etc.
a massive compact soft variety of talc, used for making tabletops, hearths, ornaments, etc Also called steatite
A soft metamorphic rock composed mostly of the mineral talc, but also including chlorite, pyroxene, and amphibole. It has a schistose texture and is greasy to the touch. Soapstone forms through the alteration of ferromagnesian silicate minerals during metamorphism.
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. suds made with water and soap. plural noun 1. foam or lather made from soap
noun 1. a plant, Saponaria officinalis, of the pink family, whose leaves are used for cleansing. noun 1. a Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Saponaria officinalis, having rounded clusters of fragrant pink or white flowers and leaves that were formerly used as a soap substitute Also called bouncing Bet
adjective, soapier, soapiest. 1. containing or impregnated with soap: soapy water. 2. covered with soap or lather: soapy dishes. 3. of the nature of soap; resembling soap: a soft, soapy fiber. 4. pertaining to or characteristic of soap: a clean, soapy smell. 5. Informal. characteristic or reminiscent of a soap opera; melodramatic; corny: a soapy […]
verb (used without object) 1. to fly upward, as a bird. 2. to fly at a great height, without visible movements of the pinions, as a bird. 3. to glide along at a height, as an airplane. 4. to rise or ascend to a height, as a mountain. 5. to rise or aspire to a […]