Definition of water glass in English:

water glass

Syllabification: wa·ter glass


  • 1A solution of sodium or potassium silicate. It solidifies on exposure to air and is used to make silica gel and for preserving eggs and hardening artificial stone.
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    • As the pH of water glass is lowered, colloidal particles of amorphous silica are formed.
  • 2An instrument for making observations beneath the surface of water, consisting of a bucket with a glass bottom.

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