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water glass Syllabification: wa·ter glass
Pronunciation: /ˈwôdər ˌɡlas/ /ˈwädər ˌɡlas/

Definition of water glass in English:


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.
Example sentences
  • 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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