any of a number of polymers containing alternate silicon and oxygen atoms, as (–Si–O–Si–O–)n, whose properties are determined by the organic groups attached to the silicon atoms, and that are fluid, resinous, rubbery, extremely stable in high temperatures, and water-repellent: used as adhesives, lubricants, and hydraulic oils and in electrical insulation, cosmetics, etc.
- silicon, silicone
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How to use silicone in a sentence
Its exterior is finished in durable silicone that enhances grip when taking it on the go, and the built-in microphone allows it to be used as a speakerphone that boasts a range of approximately 30 feet.
Like the other bibs listed here, this one is made from high-end, dishwasher safe silicone with four adjustable neck closures and a deep pocket to catch any dropped food.Silicone bibs to keep food off your baby and time on your side | PopSci Commerce Team | October 6, 2020 | Popular-Science
These silicone watch bands make great gifts for any of your loved ones.Smartwatch accessories to give your high-tech friends and family | PopSci Commerce Team | October 1, 2020 | Popular-Science
Place your smartphone in the silicone holder and the Zlagboard app senses when you weight the board to record reps, sets, and hang time.
A few blocks later, its silicone tips started to ache inside my ears.Google's Slick Pixel Buds Finally Give Android Users the AirPods They Deserve | Patrick Lucas Austin | May 6, 2020 | Time
She veers towards the avant-garde, using metal-powder deformed silicone piercings as textural embellishment and digital printers.
Just pop the silicone lips into your mouth and repeat vowel sounds, according to directions, for a “more youthful, vibrant” face.DIY Plastic Surgery: Can You Change Your Face Without Going Under the Knife? | Nina Strochlic | January 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The ball sack is made of silicone, and we first did a balls bit in Jackass Number Two, and after that I kept the balls!Johnny Knoxville on How He Pulled Off ‘Bad Grandpa’s’ Most Hilarious, Raunchiest Prank | Marlow Stern | November 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Sometimes little ripples will develop in the silicone which can lead to further surgeries,” says Garber.Angelina Jolie’s Mastectomy: The Brutal Truth Behind the Operations | Lizzie Crocker | May 18, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
silicone Pastry Mat: silicone is very not-sticky, which turns out to be very useful for making pastry.
There is no sharp dividing line between the quartz armor and the silicone tissue.Uller Uprising | Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
In operation, a very special silicone oil would be pumped into the bearings under high pressure.Space Platform | Murray Leinster
There's a silicone gum between the thin double layers, to seal possible meteor punctures.The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
Fewer, still, found puncturable areas and struck through silicone rubber and fine steelwire cloth into flesh.The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
In one week there were ten acres of desert covered with silicone-wool-felt in great strips.Sand Doom | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for silicone
chem : See also siloxane
any of a large class of polymeric synthetic materials that usually have resistance to temperature, water, and chemicals, and good insulating and lubricating properties, making them suitable for wide use as oils, water-repellents, resins, etc. Chemically they have alternate silicon and oxygen atoms with the silicon atoms bound to organic groups
(as modifier): silicone rubber
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Scientific definitions for silicone
Any of a class of chemical compounds consisting of long chains of alternating silicon and oxygen atoms, with two organic radicals, typically a methyl (CH3) and a phenyl (C6H5) group, attached to each silicon atom. Silicones are very stable and resist the effects of water, heat, and oxidizing agents. They are used to make adhesives, lubricants and synthetic rubber.
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