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Definition of "carbonates" [carbonates]

  • Plural form of carbonate. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "carbonates" in a sentence
  • "About 3.6 billion years ago, blobs of minerals called carbonates were forming inside tiny cracks in the rock, spreading like hard-water deposits in pipes."
  • "Next to it come the so-called carbonates: first, sodium carbonate, which is already familiar to us as washing soda; and second, sodium bicarbonate, which is an ingredient of baking powders."
  • "The vast pool is contained in the so-called carbonates, which are limestone rocks that contain crude, but which have so far resisted efforts at commercial production."