Definition of silicone
: any of various polymeric organic silicon compounds obtained as oils, greases, or plastics and used especially for water-resistant and heat-resistant lubricants, varnishes, binders, and electric insulators
Examples of silicone in a Sentence
a prosthesis made of silicone
Recent Examples of silicone from the Web
Made of medical grade silicone, the cup sits in the lower part of the vagina and collects blood for eight to 12 hours at a time.
Last year’s Pixel featured the then-top-of-the-line Snapdragon 821 chip, and this year’s Pixel looks to be powered by the best silicone as well.
Armani Nicole Davenport is scheduled to stand trial in three weeks on a charge of negligent homicide that authorities say stems from another woman's fatal reaction to silicone injections illegally administered by Davenport.
The all-black colorway is undeniably sleek but hardly one-note thanks to a matte-and-shine mix of black silicone (for the case and strap) and a black textured CD-finish (on the dial).
These awesome silicone molds by Tate Selection are on sale for just $14.99!
This shampoo is free of silicones so my hair felt clean, conditioned, and plump at the roots.
The apparatus is strapped to a flexible silicone exoskeleton that can be worn over the back of the hand.
Use a silicone spatula to break up the fish until it can be stirred.
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Origin and Etymology of silicone
silicon + -one
First Known Use: 1943See Words from the same year
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