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granite

gran·ite

granite

 
pronunciation:
grae niht
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a grainy, hard stone of volcanic origin, commonly used for building, sculpture, and the like.
The statue was sculpted out of granite.Granite was used for the building's columns.
 
definition 2: exceptional hardness or toughness, as of will or purpose.
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derivation: granitic (adj.)
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  rock, stone, volcano
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