from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Amorphous silica that resembles fine white sand and is used as a drying and dehumidifying agent, as a catalyst and catalyst carrier, as an anticaking agent in cosmetics, and in chromatography.
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- noun chemistry a
granular, porousform of silica made syntheticallyfrom sodium silicate and used as a desiccant.
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- noun a porous form of silica that is highly absorbent
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