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Definition of "borate" [bo•rate]

  • A salt or an ester of boric acid. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "borate" in a sentence
  • "From the above we see we are putting various parts of animals and humans, heavy metal and even borate, which is used in ant poison, into the blood flow, in some instances, of very young babies."
  • "The fire treatment is borate which is used extensively to treat for insects and mold."
  • "To turn cotton bulletproof, researchers from the University of South Carolina and their collaborators from China and Switzerland dipped sections of regular T-shirts (Fig 1a) in a special mix of nickel and borate."