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Definition 1: a common white or colorless mineral (hydrated calcium sulphate) used to make cements and plasters (especially plaster of Paris) - [noun denoting substance]

(gypsum is a kind of ...) solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition

(gypsum is a kind of ...) a white salt (CaSO4)

(... is a kind of gypsum ) a compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving

(... is a kind of gypsum ) gypsum or plaster of Paris spread on a surface to make it suitable for painting or gilding (or a surface so prepared)

(... is a kind of gypsum ) finely pulverized gypsum used especially as a pigment

(gypsum is made of the substance ...) a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals

(... is made of the substance gypsum) any of several gypsum cements; a white powder (a form of calcium sulphate) that forms a paste when mixed with water and hardens into a solid; used in making molds and sculptures and casts for broken limbs

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