HyperDic: potassium

English > 1 sense of the word potassium:
NOUNsubstancepotassium, K, atomic number 19a light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group
potassium > pronunciation
Soundspahtae'siyahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > potassium: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite.
SynonymsK, atomic number 19
Broadermetallic element, metalAny of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
Substance ofcarnalliteA white or reddish mineral consisting of hydrous chlorides / chlorides of potassium and magnesium
kainiteA white mineral consisting of magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride
langbeiniteA mineral consisting of potassium magnesium double sulphate
seawater, saltwater, brinewater containing salts
sylvite, sylvineA mineral consisting of native potassium chloride
SpanishK, número atómico 19, potasio
CatalanK, número atòmic 19, potassi

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