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of the nature of or containing alum or alumina.
Historical Examples

For the most part they consist mainly of aluminous silicates, some of them being highly acid compounds with 75% or more of silica.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6 Various

aluminous rock is first roasted in a furnace similar to a lime kiln.
De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola

Alumina is high in the finer clays (18 to 30%), and they are the most aluminous of all sediments, except bauxite.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4 Various

The gums were pared away, in many successive operations; and the wounds were washed with aluminous water.
North American Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. 2, No. 3, July, 1826 Various

Of all the saline substances which have given me satisfactory results, the aluminous deliquescent salts are to be preferred.
History of Embalming J. N. Gannal

It is a species of lake, having a considerable proportion of aluminous base, to which its paler tint is due.
Field’s Chromatography George Field

And Pliny says, sulphureous water is useful for the nerves, aluminous for paralytics, or other relaxed habits of the body.
Medica Sacra Richard Mead

It was then indispensable to seek an aluminous salt, containing more of the base and a less powerful acid.
History of Embalming J. N. Gannal

Birds process—A mixture of aluminous earths and sulphuric acid.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

It dyes a fast blue upon linen and cotton goods, with tin and aluminous mordants.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

resembling aluminium
another word for aluminiferous


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