n. pl. mag·ma·ta (-mätə) or mag·mas
1. Geology The molten rock material under the earth's crust, from which igneous rock is formed by cooling.
2. Pharmacology A suspension of particles in a liquid, such as milk of magnesia.
3. A mixture of finely divided solids with enough liquid to produce a pasty mass.
4. Archaic The residue of fruits after the juice has been expressed; pomace.
[Middle English, sediment, dregs, from Latin, from Greek, unguent, from massein, mag-, to knead; see mag- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
mag·matic (-mătĭk) adj.
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