Origin of aerogel

First recorded in 1920–25; aero- + gel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for aerogel

Historical Examples of aerogel

  • A young woman pried loose another resin skull finial and added it to the pile, placed another sheet of aerogel on top of it.


    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for aerogel


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