bo·​rate | \ ˈbȯr-ˌāt How to pronounce borate (audio) \

Definition of borate

: a salt or ester of a boric acid

Examples of borate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bomber then served twenty years as a forest fire water bomber, dropping water and borate on forest fires. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The History of Nine-O-Nine, the B-17 Bomber That Crashed This Week," 3 Oct. 2019 Rods, formerly called Impel Rods, are pure borate and look like pieces of clear glass dowels, while Cobra Rods also contain copper, which the manufacturer says boosts their ability to fight rot. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, "Two enemies of outdoor wooden sculptures: Rain and sun," 24 June 2019 These include calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, several B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin K, potassium, iodine, selenium, borate, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, beta-carotene, and iron. Korin Miller, Allure, "Do You Need to Take a Multivitamin? Here's What Nutritionists Say," 3 May 2018 The standard slime ingredients are white school glue and the household cleaning detergent known as Borax, or sodium borate. Claire Martin, New York Times, "Feel the Noise: Homemade Slime Becomes Big Business," 23 June 2017 Several children have suffered horrific injuries after making the goo, and all signs pointed to Borax, a mineral also called sodium borate. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Parents Everywhere Are Worried About DIY Slime After Multiple Kids Are Burned," 30 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of borate

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Borate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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bo·​rate | \ ˈbō(ə)r-ˌāt, ˈbȯ(ə)r- How to pronounce borate (audio) \

Medical Definition of borate

: a salt or ester of a boric acid

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