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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See sodium silicate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a silicate of sodium or potassium, found in commerce as a white, glassy mass, a stony powder, or dissolved as a viscous, sirupy liquid; -- used for rendering fabrics incombustible, for hardening artificial stone, etc.; -- called also water glass.
  • adj. See under Glass.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a viscous glass consisting of sodium silicate in solution; used as a cement or as a protective coating and to preserve eggs


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