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 Reviewers say the waterproof and windproof gloves are great for cold weather activities such as skiing and snowboarding thanks to the anti-skid silica gel in the palms. Rachel Dube, USA TODAY, "10 top-rated winter gloves that will actually keep your hands warm," 15 Dec. 2020 Some people add a piece of chalk, a packet of charcoal, or even silica gel to the bags to help remove moisture. Laura Lambert, Better Homes & Gardens, "How to Clean Silver Jewelry in a Matter of Minutes," 3 June 2020 The muscle is made by mixing a liquid silica gel with alcohol. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Robotic muscle and sensitive polymer fingers in Columbia University’s robotics labs," 21 Mar. 2018 Place the flower head upright then gently pour silica gel around the outside of the flower. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, "How to create festive and free holiday decorations straight from your garden," 4 Nov. 2017 Some gardeners like to ensure dry storage conditions by adding a small pouch of silica gel or dry milk to the container. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Cooler weather can give eggplants boost they need," 23 Sep. 2017

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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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26 Dec 2020

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“Silica gel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silica%20gel. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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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