borate

noun
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 Borax powder, otherwise known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, is typically used a household cleaner or a laundry detergent booster. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 10 July 2022 These include calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin D, several B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin K, potassium, iodine, selenium, borate, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, beta-carotene, and iron. Allure, 25 Apr. 2022 Boron is a plant micronutrient, and plant roots can only recognize and take up the borate molecular form. oregonlive, 2 Jan. 2022 Boron in cardboard is in the fairly soluble borate form. oregonlive, 2 Jan. 2022 Otherwise known as sodium borate, sodium tetraborate, or disodium tetraborate, this combo of boron, sodium, and oxygen typically serves as a household cleaner or a laundry detergent booster. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2021 The bomber then served twenty years as a forest fire water bomber, dropping water and borate on forest fires. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 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, 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, 3 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of borate

1788, in the meaning defined above

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“Borate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/borate. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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borate

noun
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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