Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any one of a family of hydrous alkali-aluminum silicate minerals, whose crystal lattice may enclose or sequester cations of sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, or barium, or a corresponding synthetic compound, used chiefly as molecular filters and ion-exchange agents.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A generic name of a group of hydrated double silicates in which the principal bases are aluminium and calcium or sodium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) A term now used to designate any one of a family of minerals, hydrous silicates of alumina, with lime, soda, potash, or rarely baryta. Here are included natrolite, stilbite, analcime, chabazite, thomsonite, heulandite, and others. These species occur of secondary origin in the cavities of amygdaloid, basalt, and lava, also, less frequently, in granite and gneiss. So called because many of these species intumesce before the blowpipe.
  • noun needlestone; natrolite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mineralogy Any of several minerals, aluminosilicates of sodium, potassium, calcium or magnesium, that have a porous structure; they are used in water softeners and in ion exchange chromatography.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of a family of glassy minerals analogous to feldspar containing hydrated aluminum silicates of calcium or sodium or potassium; formed in cavities in lava flows and in plutonic rocks

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Swedish zeolit, from Greek zein, to boil (from its swelling and boiling under the blowpipe); see yes- in Indo-European roots.]

Examples

  • It's hard to see how a passive wall coating, where the zeolite is mixed wth all the other constituents of a paint, can effectively depollute a whole room on a long-term basis).

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  • To restrict the flow of potentially polluting water out of the plant, Tepco has put up screens around the ocean inlets at the plant and on Friday began use of a mineral agent known as zeolite that can absorb radiation.

    Kan Aide Details Nuclear Crisis

  • An inexpensive chemical catalyst called a zeolite is introduced to the mixture, which turns it into a hydrocarbon gas.

    Technology That Breaks the Car Industry Mold

  • A few months ago, I suggested to Willy that he should try a detoxification substance called zeolite to remove some of the deep toxins that may still reside in his body and brain, as the result of being chemically compromised for so many years as a child (a lack of nutrients leads to weakened detoxification ability, as all detoxification pathways in the body and the brain are 100% nutrient dependent).

    Willy's Three Year ADHD/Bipolar Recovery Story

  • Litonite is a zeolite, that is, a special gravel that absorbs mineral salts and then gradually releases them to plant roots via an ionic interchange.

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  • Minerals, who invites Colombian businessmen to buy Cuban products and explains that he is the local distributor of Cuban zeolite, which is used in the agriculture sector, "to manufacture fodder, soft drink filters, and beer filters."

    Castro, Colombian Businessmen Review Trade

  • An inexpensive chemical catalyst called a zeolite is introduced to the mixture, which turns it into a hydrocarbon gas.

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  • It's a miracle mineral called zeolite, and it is perhaps one of the most important substances on Earth today.

    Wil's Ebay E-Store

  • Our zeolite is the only product guaranteed to remove heavy metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic.

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  • From the www.liquid-zeolite.eu website:

    Quantum Zeolite™ is a 100% organic solution of the purest form of natural Zeolite (clinoptilolite) that has been naturally dissolved in bio-active organic humic acid and structured water. Using ancient knowledge of alchemy, our dedicated scientist has succeeded in getting bio-active humic to literally digest and absorb the zeolite molecule directly into the humic structure.

    As the good folks at New Scientist point out, there is no surer indication of fruitloopery than that placement of Quantum in the product name. But there's plenty more evidence of chicanery. A scant few paragraphs later, we're already on to the magical, homeopathically imprinted special water:

    .......

    We use only the purest water to make our humic and fulvic products. The process begins with distilled water to ensure removal of all biological and industrial contaminants including microbes, pesticides, industrial chemicals and metals. Distillation is only the first step in this process as it does not remove the residual negative pattern or energetic imprint from the contaminants found in our world's water supply. This fact that water retains an energetic signature is a well-known precept in Homeopathic medicine and was also widely publicized through the work of Dr Masaru Emoto and his book, The Secret Life of Water.

    One doesn't know whether to laugh or cry.

    June 17, 2009

  • I used to laugh, but increasingly I cry.

    June 17, 2009

  • Now MSG free!

    June 17, 2009

  • "Water retains an energetic signature."

    *sobs*

    June 17, 2009