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aerogel

[air-uh-jel]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. a gel formed by the dispersion of air in a solidified matrix; a solid foam, as Styrofoam.
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Origin of aerogel

First recorded in 1920–25; aero- + gel
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Historical Examples

  • 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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    Cory Doctorow


British Dictionary definitions for aerogel

aerogel

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