A white compound which occurs as a mineral in some alkaline salt deposits and is used in making glass and ceramics, as a metallurgical flux, and as an antiseptic.
- 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.
Words that rhyme with boraxstorax, thorax
noun[mass noun] Australian /NZ informal , dated
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
- He knew I was 'poking borax' at him, but couldn't see how to resent it.
- "Don't go poking borax at the dead," remonstrated Mumma.
- Members opposite want to poke borax at people who dare to have a different view.
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