[noun bawr-eyt, -it, bohr-; verb bawr-eyt, bohr-]Chemistry
- a salt or ester of boric acid.
- (loosely) a salt or ester of any acid containing boron.
- to treat with borate, boric acid, or borax.
Origin of borate
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for borate
The former must be distinguished from the white pulverulent precipitate of borate of silver, which is thrown down from pure borax.
At a red heat the litharge and borate of lead are fused, and cause the adhesion of the platinum to the softened glass.
If turmeric paper be dipped into a solution of a borate, and then be dried at 100° C., it is turned to a peculiar red color.The Elements of Blowpipe Analysis
Frederick Hutton Getman
This is the only important case known of borate deposits of marine origin.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
A small quantity of perfectly dry acetate of lead or borate of manganese in impalpable powder will hasten the drying of the ink.Paper and Printing Recipes
J. Sawtelle Ford
- a salt or ester of boric acid. Salts of boric acid consist of BO 3 and BO 4 units linked together
- (tr) to treat with borax, boric acid, or borate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- A salt or ester of boric acid.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
- A salt or ester of boric acid, containing the radical BO3.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.