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a city in N Egypt, in the Nile delta.
a city in N Egypt, on the Nile delta: noted for its Muslim festivals. Pop: 413 000 (2005 est)


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  • Tantalate

    noun, Chemistry. 1. a salt of any tantalic acid. noun 1. any of various salts of tantalic acid formed when the pentoxide of tantalum dissolves in an alkali

  • Tantalic

    adjective, Chemistry. 1. of or relating to tantalum, especially in the pentavalent state. adjective 1. of or containing tantalum, esp in the pentavalent state

  • Tantalic-acid

    noun, Chemistry. 1. an acid, HTaO 3 , that forms complex salts or tantalates. tantalic acid noun 1. a white gelatinous substance produced by hydrolysis of tantalic halides. It dissolves in strong bases to give tantalates

  • Tantalise

    verb (used with object), tantalized, tantalizing. 1. to torment with, or as if with, the sight of something desired but out of reach; tease by arousing expectations that are repeatedly disappointed. verb 1. (transitive) to tease or make frustrated, as by tormenting with the sight of something greatly desired but inaccessible

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