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borate

[ noun bawr-eyt, -it, bohr-; verb bawr-eyt, bohr- ]
/ noun ˈbɔr eɪt, -ɪt, ˈboʊr-; verb ˈbɔr eɪt, ˈboʊr- /
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noun
a salt or ester of boric acid.
(loosely) a salt or ester of any acid containing boron.
verb (used with object), bo·rat·ed, bo·rat·ing.
to treat with borate, boric acid, or borax.
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Origin of borate

First recorded in 1810–20; bor- + -ate2
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British Dictionary definitions for borate

borate

noun (ˈbɔːreɪt, -ɪt)
a salt or ester of boric acid. Salts of boric acid consist of BO 3 and BO 4 units linked together
verb (ˈbɔːreɪt)
(tr) to treat with borax, boric acid, or borate
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Scientific definitions for borate

borate
[ bôrāt′ ]

A salt or ester of boric acid, containing the radical BO3.
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