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borate

[ noun bawr-eyt, -it, bohr-; verb bawr-eyt, bohr- ]

noun

  1. a salt or ester of boric acid.
  2. (loosely) a salt or ester of any acid containing boron.


verb (used with object)

, bo·rat·ed, bo·rat·ing.
  1. to treat with borate, boric acid, or borax.

borate

noun

  1. a salt or ester of boric acid. Salts of boric acid consist of BO 3 and BO 4 units linked together


verb

  1. tr to treat with borax, boric acid, or borate

borate

/ bôrāt′ /

  1. A salt or ester of boric acid, containing the radical BO 3 .


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Word History and Origins

Origin of borate1

First recorded in 1810–20; bor- ( def ) + -ate 2
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Example Sentences

Qualitative tests demonstrated the presence of antipyrin, free boric acid and sodium borate.

The quantity of the borate taken should contain not more than 0.2 gram of the trioxide.

The solution gives tests for sodium, borate, and salicylate and therefore probably contains sodium borate and sodium salicylate.

The product responded to tests for sodium, potassium, chlorate, borate and nitrate.

A similar effect is produced by rubbing two lumps of borate of soda one against the other.

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