silica gel

noun

Definition of silica gel

: colloidal silica resembling coarse white sand in appearance but possessing many fine pores and therefore extremely adsorbent

Examples of silica gel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web First a Minie ball, which Ridgway’s team whisked away to dunk into silica gel to halt the oxidation process. Washington Post, 28 Dec. 2021 The palms of the gloves are attached with anti-skid silica gel to keep your hands on the handlebars. Chris Hachey, BGR, 15 June 2021 Made from a high quality silica gel, these are environmentally-friendly and durable. Chris Hachey, BGR, 10 May 2021 Made from a high quality silica gel, these are environmentally-friendly and durable. Chris Hachey, BGR, 10 May 2021 Made from a high quality silica gel, these are environmentally-friendly and durable. Chris Hachey, BGR, 10 May 2021 There are multiple ways to dry flowers, but the three most common methods are hanging upside down, using silica gel and pressing. oregonlive, 3 Mar. 2021 Made from a high quality silica gel, these are environmentally-friendly and durable. Chris Hachey, BGR, 10 May 2021 You're probably used to seeing silica gel in the form of those little packets stuffed into the pockets of new clothes or shoes. Joel Johnson, Popular Mechanics, 5 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of silica gel

1919, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silica gel was in 1919

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“Silica gel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silica%20gel. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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silica gel

noun

Medical Definition of silica gel

: colloidal silica resembling coarse white sand in appearance but possessing many fine pores and therefore extremely adsorbent

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