from The Century Dictionary.

  • Baked like potters' clay; specifically, in geology, hardened and altered, by contact or other metamorphism, so as to resemble in texture porcelain or earthenware: said of clays, shales, and other stratified rock. Also spelled porcelainised.

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

  • adjective (Geol.) Baked like potter's lay; -- applied to clay shales that have been converted by heat into a substance resembling porcelain.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of porcelainize.


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  • There are typical MacDonald observations and descriptions, like this one: "Three lean women in bathing suits sat at one tabel, complete with beach bags, tall drinks, and that special porcelainized facial expression of middle forties trying, with monied success, to look like middle thirties."

    Archive 2009-04-05 Bill Crider 2009

  • Such grills come with removable, porcelainized, and robust V-shaped fire grills provide a continuous surface from front to back, making for easy movement of large pots and pans.

    Appliancist 2010


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