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liquid glass


sodium silicate

noun, Chemistry.
any of several clear, white, or greenish water-soluble compounds of formulas varying in ratio from Na 2 O⋅3.75SiO 2 to 2Na 2 O⋅SiO 2 : used chiefly in dyeing, printing, and fireproofing textiles and in the manufacture of paper products and cement.
Also called liquid glass, water glass. Unabridged
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  • The light breathing of air had died out, and the swell was rolling in, burnished as liquid glass.

    My Danish Sweetheart., Volume 1 of 3 William Clark Russell
  • The steady burn of the gas flame was cold, like liquid glass flowing over the dark.

    The Narrow House Evelyn Scott
  • Plate glass was a large and strong glass piece, which was formed by the liquid glass being poured on a table.

  • The lake was like liquid glass, the bottom visible at an enormous depth.

British Dictionary definitions for liquid glass

liquid glass

another name for water glass

sodium silicate

Also called soluble glass. a substance having the general formula, Na2O.xSiO2, where x varies between 3 and 5, existing as an amorphous powder or present in a usually viscous aqueous solution See water glass (sense 1)
any sodium salt of orthosilicic acid or metasilicic acid
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