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Meaning of MAGNETITE

Pronunciation:  'magni`tIt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an oxide of iron that is strongly attracted by magnets
 

MAGNETITE is a 9 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: magnetic iron-ore
 
 See Also: emery, iron ore, loadstone, lodestone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mag"net*ite\, n. (Min.)
An oxide of iron ({Fe3O4}) occurring in isometric crystals,
also massive, of a black color and metallic luster. It is
readily attracted by a magnet and sometimes possesses
polarity, being then called {loadstone}. It is an important
iron ore. Called also {magnetic iron}.

 

 

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