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borax

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noun bo·rax \ˈbȯr-ˌaks, -əks\

Definition of borax

  1. :  a white crystalline compound that consists of a hydrated sodium borate Na2B4O7·10H2O, that occurs as a mineral or is prepared from other minerals, and that is used especially as a flux, cleansing agent, and water softener, as a preservative, and as a fireproofing agent



Origin of borax

Middle English boras, from Anglo-French boreis, from Medieval Latin borac-, borax, from Arabic būraq, from Persian būrah


First Known Use: 14th century

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borax

noun bo·rax

Definition of borax

  1. :  cheap shoddy merchandise



Origin of borax

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1932


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borax

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noun bo·rax \ˈbō(ə)r-ˌaks, ˈbȯ(ə)r-, -əks\

Medical Definition of borax

  1. :  a white crystalline compound that consists of a hydrated sodium borate Na2B4O7·10H2O, that occurs as a mineral or is prepared from other minerals, and that is used especially as a flux, cleansing agent, and water softener and as a preservative




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