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pumice (stone)

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈpʌm.ɪsˌstəʊn/ us    /-ˌstoʊn/
a type of grey, light stone that is used in pieces or as a powder for rubbing things to make them smooth: Pumice is produced in volcanic eruptions. You can use a pumice stone in the bath to remove dry skin from your feet.
Translations of “pumice (stone)”
in Chinese (Traditional) 浮石,輕石(用來摩擦物體使其光滑)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 浮石,轻石(用来摩擦物体使其光滑)…
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