HyperDic: alum

English > 4 senses of the word alum:
NOUNsubstancealum, ammonia alum, ammonium aluma white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum
substancealum, potassium alum, potash aluma white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum
person alum, alumnus, alumna, graduate, grada person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university / university)
artifactaluma double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent (among other things)
alum > pronunciation
Soundsae'lahm; ahlah'm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > alum: 4 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the ammonium double sulfate of aluminum.
Synonymsammonia alum, ammonium alum
Broaderaluminum, aluminium, Al, atomic number 13A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
double saltA solution of two simple salts that forms a single substance on crystallization
Spanishaluminio amónico
English > alum: 4 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA white crystalline double sulfate of aluminum: the potassium double sulfate of aluminum.
Synonymspotassium alum, potash alum
Broaderaluminum, aluminium, Al, atomic number 13A silvery ductile metallic element found primarily in bauxite
double saltA solution of two simple salts that forms a single substance on crystallization
Spanishalumbre
Catalanalum
English > alum: 4 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university / university).
Synonymsalumnus, alumna, graduate, grad
NarrowerIvy LeaguerA student or graduate at an Ivy League school
old boyA former male pupil of a school
Broaderscholar, scholarly person, bookman, studentA learned person (especially in the humanities)
Spanishalumna, alumno, diplomado, graduado, titulado
Catalanalumna, diplomat, graduat, titulat
English > alum: 4 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA double sulphate of aluminum and potassium that is used as an astringent (among other things).
Broaderastringent, astringent drug, stypticA drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
Spanishalumbre
Catalanalum

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