[ per-bawr-eyt, -bohr- ]
/ pərˈbɔr eɪt, -ˈboʊr- /
a salt of perboric acid, as sodium perborate, NaBO3⋅4H2O, used for bleaching, disinfecting, etc.
QUIZ YOURSELF ON THESE WORDS FROM BROWN GIRL DREAMING!
Visualize yourself passing this quiz on words from Jacqueline Woodson’s exquisite verse novel “Brown Girl Dreaming,” and then take the quiz to prove you can do it! (Because you can.)
Question 1 of 10
What does “barren” mean?
Words nearby perborate
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for perborate
The perborate should be added when the powder is perfectly dry or it loses its bleaching properties.Soap-Making Manual|E. G. Thomssen
British Dictionary definitions for perborate
/ (pəˈbɔːreɪt) /
any of certain salts derived, or apparently derived, from perboric acid. Perborates are used as bleaches in washing powdersSee sodium perborate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012