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gran·ite

granite

 
pronunciation:
grae niht
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part of speech: noun
definition: a hard stone made by the activity of volcanoes. It is used for making buildings, monuments, and sculptures.
 
derivation: granitic (adj.)
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The word granite contains the following part:
-ite3 Latin and Greek noun-forming suffix that means mineral or fossil
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