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1. n. [Drilling Fluids]

The term used by drilling rig personnel to refer to bentonite clay.

See: bentoniteclaygel strength

2. n. [Drilling Fluids]

A colloidal form of solids suspended in a liquid medium.

See: colloidal solids

3. n. [Drilling Fluids]

A name used to refer to one of the gel-strength numbers.

See: gel strength