[ met-uh-sil-i-kit, -keyt ]
/ ˌmɛt əˈsɪl ɪ kɪt, -ˌkeɪt /
a white, granular sodium silicate, Na2SiO3, soluble in water: used in detergents and in bleaching and cleaning products.
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