- A hydrated sodium borate; chemical formula: Na2B4O7(OH)4.8H2O
- The flux also might contain silica, borax, soda ash, potassium nitrate and household flour.
- Fluxes of this type are usually based on borax, boric acid, or glass, which melts at copper alloy melting temperatures to provide a fluid slag cover.
- Potassium salts, such as sylvite (potassium chloride), are used to produce fertilizers for the agricultural industry, while boron salts, especially borax, are a basic resource for the glass industry.
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin, from Arabic būraḳ, from Pahlavi būrak.
Words that rhyme with boraxstorax, thorax
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noun[mass noun] Australian /NZ informal, dated
- They take a bit of borax, but that is part of the job.
- He likes to have a bit of borax from time to time.
- He poured the borax on him for not giving him enough racing room.
- poke borax at Australian /NZ informal
- Deride or make fun of: a feature that poked borax at the sillier side of the NetMore example sentences
- I don't think it's fair for you always to poke borax at me.
- Some of the rude little boys used to poke borax at him.
- Members opposite want to poke borax at people who dare to have a different view.
Early 19th century (as borak): Australian pidgin, based on Aboriginal burag 'no, not', later influenced by borax1 in spelling and pronunciation.
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