fuller's earth definition

  • noun:
    • a very adsorbent claylike compound consisting of hydrated aluminum silicates, utilized predominantly in fulling woolen fabric, in talcum powders, as a filter, and also as a catalyst.
    • A fine clay found in fulling cloth.
    • multiple clay, found in scouring and cleaning cloth, to imbibe grease.
    • an absorbent earth resembling clay; used in fulling (shrinking and thickening) woolen cloth and as an adsorbent
    • an extremely adsorbent claylike substance comprising hydrated aluminum silicates, utilized predominantly in fulling woolen cloth, in talcum powders, as a filter, and also as a catalyst.
    • a superb clay utilized in fulling fabric.
    • many different clay, used in scouring and cleansing cloth, to imbibe oil.
    • an absorbent soil resembling clay; utilized in fulling (shrinking and thickening) woolen fabric and as an adsorbent

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