borosilicate glass


: a silicate glass that is composed of at least five percent oxide of boron and is used especially in heat-resistant glassware

Examples of borosilicate glass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Constructed from durable borosilicate glass, the pitcher is stovetop safe and can withstand temperatures ranging from -4°F to 302°F. Molly Allen, Southern Living, 28 Mar. 2024 This change is worth mentioning because borosilicate glass was made to withstand large and sudden temperature swings (or thermal shock) better than many other glass varieties. Maggie Burch, Southern Living, 25 Jan. 2024 Product specs: Ergonomic shape, borosilicate glass build, can be used for internal and external stimulation, dishwasher safe, waterproof, five inches of insertable length, 3.75-inch circumference at its widest point. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 19 Nov. 2023 The set includes 10 square, round, and rectangular borosilicate glass tubs with capacities of up to 8 cups and plastic locking lids. Lauren Taylor, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Oct. 2023 Each one is handmade from heat-resistant borosilicate glass and promises to keep drinks hot (or cold) longer than traditional mugs, according to the brand. Carly Totten, Southern Living, 30 Jan. 2024 Recommended by culinary expert and founding editor-in-chief of Eating with Erica, Erica Thomas, this dish shines with its ultra-durable borosilicate glass construction. Staff Author, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Dec. 2023 Glass bakeware often gets snubbed for being too delicate, but this OXO Good Grips 14-piece set crafted from borosilicate glass withstands extreme temperature dips without cracking or shattering. Carrie Honaker, Southern Living, 13 Dec. 2023 This model from Pohl Schmitt is constructed with high-quality borosilicate glass, which is durable and resistant to scratches and scuffs. Savannah Sher, Popular Science, 26 Oct. 2023

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First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of borosilicate glass was in 1907

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“Borosilicate glass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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