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borax 1

Pronunciación: /ˈbɔːraks/

sustantivo

[mass noun]
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.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.

Origen

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin, from Arabic būraq, from Pahlavi būrak.

Palabras que riman con borax

storax, thorax
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borax 2

Pronunciación: /ˈbɔːraks/
(also borak /ˈbɔːrak/)

sustantivo

[mass noun] Australian /NZ informal, dated
Good-natured teasing or ridicule; banter: they take a bit of borax, but that is part of the job
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.

Frases

poke borax at

Australian /NZ informal
Deride or make fun of: a feature that poked borax at the sillier side of the Net
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.

Origen

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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