hy·​dro·​phane ˈhī-drə-ˌfān How to pronounce hydrophane (audio)
: a semitranslucent opal that becomes translucent or transparent on immersion in water

Word History

First Known Use

1784, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hydrophane was in 1784

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“Hydrophane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrophane. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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