Definition of granitize in English:

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granitize

Pronunciation: /ˈɡranɪtʌɪz/
(also granitise)

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective granitized) Geology
Give (rock) a granitic character: it was partially granitized by the surrounding magma
More example sentences
  • They are primarily quartzite, granite, and granitized schists.
  • Rocks are deformed, granitised and high grade metamorphosed.
  • The product may vary from a homogeneous rock produced by soaking to a coarsely mixed rock easily separable into relic and granitic or granitised portions.

Derivatives

granitization

Pronunciation: /ˌɡranɪtʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • The whole of this territory is, therefore, worth examination in the light of the granitization hypothesis.
  • Thus, granites can form both by magmatism and granitization or a combination of the two.
  • Glaucophane, is not a mineral typical of granite; it is typical of high-grade schists and may be preserved during the granitization of metamorphic rocks.

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