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stearate

1. n. [Drilling Fluids]
A salt made with stearic acid, which is a fatty acid, a type of organic acid derived from animal and vegetable fats and oils. Fatty acids are the raw materials used in the manufacture of many drilling-fluid additives, such as emulsifiers, oil-wetting agents and lubricants.