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aerogel

[air-uh-jel] /ˈɛər əˌdʒɛl/
noun, Chemistry.
1.
a gel formed by the dispersion of air in a solidified matrix; a solid foam, as Styrofoam.
Origin of aerogel
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; aero- + gel
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  • A young woman pried loose another resin skull finial and added it to the pile, placed another sheet of aerogel on top of it.

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British Dictionary definitions for aerogel

aerogel

/ˈɛərəˌdʒɛl/
noun
1.
a colloid that has a continuous solid phase containing dispersed gas
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