[noun bawr-eyt, -it, bohr-; verb bawr-eyt, bohr-]Chemistry
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.
Origin of borate
First recorded in 1810–20; bor-
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Examples from the Web for borate
Historical Examples of borate
The former must be distinguished from the white pulverulent precipitate of borate of silver, which is thrown down from pure borax.
At a red heat the litharge and borate of lead are fused, and cause the adhesion of the platinum to the softened glass.
If turmeric paper be dipped into a solution of a borate, and then be dried at 100° C., it is turned to a peculiar red color.
This is the only important case known of borate deposits of marine origin.
A small quantity of perfectly dry acetate of lead or borate of manganese in impalpable powder will hasten the drying of the ink.
British Dictionary definitions for 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
(tr) to treat with borax, boric acid, or borate
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A salt or ester of boric acid.
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A salt or ester of boric acid, containing the radical BO3.
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